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Mrs. Mary Frances Spence

Augusta, GA. - Mrs. Mary Frances Spence, wife of the late J.W. Spence Sr.; entered into rest on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Westwood Nursing Home.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2006, at Platt's Crawford Ave. Chapel with Dr. Jake Malone officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Belton Cemetery in Belton, S.C.

Mrs. Spence was born October 3, 1927, in Belton, to the late Earnest and Ruth Strickland Shirley. In 1945, she married J.W. Spence, Sr. and made her life in Augusta. She was a real estate broker with Century 21 Spence Realty, a member of the Augusta Board of Realtors, the Augusta Women Board of Realtors, and a member of the Million Dollar Club. She was lead sales associate with Macy's, Inc. She was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother David E. Shirley, and her granddaughter Angela Spence White.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Phillips, and son in law, Bob, of Naselle, WA; her son James W. Spence Jr., and daughter in law Mary Ruth of Thomson; and her son, David Keith Spence and daughter in law, Amber of Sacremento, Cal.; five grandchildren, Maxwell L. Mitchell (Carissa), Mieko Mitchell, Kelly Evans (Butch), Brandy Shelton and Jeremy Spence, and four great grandchildren Anthony Mitchell , Nicholas Mitchell, Mary Lynn Evans and David Evans.

If so desired, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church of Augusta Music Fund, Attn: Spence Memorial P.O. Box 14489 Augusta, GA 30919

Platt's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.

Web posted on Thursday, August 10, 2006

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