Frances G. Stevenson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Frances Grammer Stevenson died June 17, 2008 at University Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nisbet Grammer and Evadne Holloway Grammer, and by her husbands, Lucien Williams and Major General John Dudley Stevenson USAF Ret. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 20th at 11:00 am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with The Reverends Richard E. Sanders and James H. Silcox, Jr. officiating. A private family internment will be held at Westover Memorial Park. Mrs. Stevenson was a native of Buffalo, NY and had lived in Augusta since 1951. She was a graduate of The Elmwood School, Buffalo, NY; Westover School, Middlebury, CT; and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She was active in community affairs in Augusta for many years. At St. Paul's Episcopal Church, she served on the Vestry both as Junior and Senior Warden. She was one of the four original founders of Augusta Preparatory Day School and served on the Board of Trustees until 1982. She also was a long-term member of the Sand Hills Garden Club and served as President. She was President of the Junior League of Augusta and of the Volunteer Board of University Hospital. She was a member of the Augusta Country Club, the Augusta Assembly, the Pinnacle Club, and the Pendleton King Park Commission. She is survived by her four children, Ann Williams (Anthony) Ewell of New York, NY, Lucien (Cassandra) Williams of Augusta, GA, Frances Williams (Joseph) Hummell of White Hall, MD, and Sara Williams (Craig) Wacker of Sparks, MD and three stepchildren, John Dudley Stevenson, Jr., Trent Stevenson Colbert, and Martha Stevenson Olson. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Riley Grammer Williams, Lucien Zadoc Williams, Joseph Grammer Hummell, Grace Farrar Hummell, Tyler Bryning Saron, Frances Nisbet Saron, and seven step grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Grammer Byers, Orchard Park, NY and her brother- in-law, Emory (Janet) Williams, Chicago, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be her four grandsons, Ralph Ireland, and Grover Maxwell. If so desired, memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta, GA 30901, or Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez, GA 30907. Friends may call on Thursday, June 19 from 5pm to 8pm at the home of Lucien Williams, 606 Milledge Road. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA 706-733- 3636. . Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-June 18, 2008