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Frances Jeanette Festavan, formerly of Benton

updated: 7/22/2020 3:27 PM

Frances Jeanette Festavan, 86, of Pelham, Alabama, passed away July 19, 2020.
Frances was born Nov. 3, 1933, in Smackover, Arkansas, to Susie and Alton Dumas. After marrying her sweetheart at the age of 16, they began their life that took them from Smackover to Benton, Illinois, to Shelbyville, Kentucky and finally to Alabaster, Alabama.
Each move brought lifelong friendships that Mom truly cherished. She was a beloved mother/grandmother who will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her sister, Allie Fulkerson of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Susie Dumas; her loving husband of 58 years, Bob Festavan; brothers Boyt Dumas and Larry Dumas, his wife, Edie; and son-in-law, Billy Snow.
Frances leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughters, Debbie Snow, Tammy WIlliams (Randall) and Marnie LeSueur (Ken); and son Randy Festavan (Deidre). Frances was both Nana and MawMaw to her seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial will be held Thursday, July 22, to be officiated by her grandson, Pastor Luke Williams.

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