Frances (Armitage) Colville

Died: Mon., Dec. 9, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Location: Crisp Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Location: Crisp Funeral Home

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Frances Armitage Colville, age 93, of the Ela Community passed away on Monday December 9, 2013 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Eugene and Emma Elkin Armitage. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband J.L. Colville and a brother Olin Armitage. She was born and grew up in Kentucky, but had resided in Bryson City for 70 years.

Frances is survived by one daughter Pat Colville of Bryson City; a stepdaughter Polly Colville of Cullowhee; a stepson Bryson Colville of Cullowhee; one brother-in-law Robert Colville of Jackson, Tennessee; sister-in-laws Elizabeth Colville of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ruth Colville of Berea, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; special niece Kathryn Greeley of Waynesville; nephew Stephen Colville of Bryson City; dear friend Vicki Horne of Bryson City, and her beloved four-legged companion Joyful.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday at the Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Revs. Charles Ray Ball and Wayne Dickert will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Westcare Life Paths Hospice at 68 Hospital Rd. Sylva, NC 28779, or to PAWS Animal Shelter at PO Box 1814, Bryson City, NC 28713.

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stub hyde
   Posted Tue December 10, 2013
Pat et al. I just want to say what a pleasure it was in my life to know your Mom and Dad, as well as the rest of your family. I have been away from Bryson City for nearly 48 years, but there will always be a place in my heart for the people I cared for there.

I know you cherished them also.
Stub Hyde

Tommy and Rhonda Brooks
   Posted Tue December 10, 2013
Pat, Your mom and dad were very special people. We enjoyed knowing both of them. Frances and I (Rhonda) always had our schnauzers in common. She was intelligent, unique, and a wonderful conversationalist. We know you will miss her, and pray for your comfort in the days to come.

Christy Birchfield
   Posted Wed December 11, 2013
Pat & Family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Lynn & Christy Birchfield

M'Alice Julius
   Posted Wed December 11, 2013
Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Please find peace in this loss knowing God has taken her home and she will never have any pain or worries. She will always be with you in your heart. Prayers for you and your family. I love you.

Beverly and Mike DeHart
   Posted Wed December 11, 2013
We are so sorry to hear about your mother. No one can take the place of a mother but she is at peace now.

Sandy Hooper
   Posted Wed December 11, 2013
Pat, I hope you find inner peace from the death of your mom through cherished memories and knowing she is in eternal rest now. God bless you and the rest of the family.

Kathy Nelson Bennett
   Posted Thu December 12, 2013
Pat - I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was also so very nice to me every time I saw her. I will always remember your Mom sitting with my Mom and Dad at the basketball games. I know they enjoyed that time with her so much. The last time I saw her she mentioned that to me. Just going through the loss of my Mom I understand what you are going through. You are in my prayers.

Jim Casada
   Posted Thu December 12, 2013
Pat--Much like Stub Hyde, I've been gone from Bryson City for decades, but it remains and always will be the home of my heart. That's in no small part thanks to folks like your mother. I have many and varied memories, all of them fond, of both your parents. Seeing them drinking coffee or eating with Coach "Pee Wee" Jones in Dent's Café, remembering their presence at school-related functions, and most importantly, the role they shared with so many others as staunch local citizens. Take solace in knowing that Frances was a fine woman. I'll always remember her with fondness.
Jim Casada

Lee Anne Hawks
   Posted Thu December 12, 2013
Dear Pat, Anne-Marie and I were so very saddened by the passing of your mother. Shexwas a beautiful lady in so many ways and one of the last upstanding matriarchs of Bryson City. I wish the ilants to BC only knew the town BC was with your parents and all the others that have passed. Thoughts and prayers to you, Lee Anne Hawks and Anne-Marie Bozarth