Martha Norwood Francis

Martha Norwood Francis, 97, of Carroll County died Friday, June 29, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. Rev. Mike Allday will officiate the services.

Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Francis was born May 23, 1921, in Scott to John Stokes Norwood and Ruth Stanford Norwood. She graduated from Itta Bena High School and Sunflower Junior College in Moorhead. She was a homemaker and resident of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, for over 60 years. She attended Carrollton Presbyterian Church.  Her husband, D.T. Francis, was an Air Force pilot with over 23 years of service and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. She was preceded in death by her husband, and son, Shelby Francis.

She is survived by her grandsons, Scott Francis, and Chris Francis, both of Atlanta, Ga.; special friend, Frances Mullen of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews, and six great-grandchildren. 

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