Frances Harris Hedrick
Funeral Date: 7/17/2014

Frances Harris Hedrick, age 98, of Warren, AR died Saturday July 12, at Chapel Woods Nursing Center in Warren. Born June 20, 1916, in Warren, AR a daughter of the late V.B. Harris and Luna Sykes Harris she was a third grade teacher in the Warren Public School system until her retirement after 34 years of service. Frances was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was married to Louis Dickerson Hedrick from October 14, 1937, until his death on January 13, 1976. Also, preceding her in death was a grandson Louis Hedrick, III and brother Sykes Harris. Survivors include: son Dick Hedrick and spouse Cynthia of Greenwood, SC; daughter daughter Anne Miller and spouse Jack of Warren, AR; grandchildren Amanda Hodges, Michelle Hulett, Melissa Benson, Lauren Utterback; great-grandchildren Thomas Hodges, William Benson, Chalmers Benson, Katie Hulett, Jonathan Hulett and Miller Utterback. Graveside service was 1:30 p.m. Thursday July 17, at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 17, at First United Methodist Church followed by reception in the Church fellowship hall. with Rev. Gary Maskell and Rev. Gary Harrison officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Active pallbearers were Bill Wisener, Neil Wisener, Cliff Morgan, French Wynne, Tommy Maxwell, Steve Richardson, Scott Richardson and Bob Plair. Honorary pallbearers were John Cuthbertson, Dr. Kerry Pennington, Dr. Donnie Bryant, Dr. John Durmon, Bryan Martin, Greg Harton, Randall Herring, John Sullivan, Dr. Tom Paulus, Mike Paulus, Vol Ford, David Roddey and Eddie O’Neal. Memorials preferred to First United Methodist Church Alter Guild or Music Fund; 111 W. Church St.; Warren, AR 71671, Donald W. Reynolds Warren Y.M.C.A; 207 N. Main St.; Warren, AR 71671; or your local chapter of The American Cancer Society.



Name: Donna mcDougald
Message: A very special Lady, friend and one of the best teachers I had. She will be missed. Prayers for the family

Name: Barbara Hodges-Higgins
Message: I didn't have Mrs. Frances in school but she substituted many times yrs ago and I had the honor of working with her.....She was absolutely fantastic...she was so genuine and kind with tons of personality. A blessing to have known her.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: What a wonderful lady and such an inspiration to many! She will certainly be missed.

Name: WHS Class of '72
Message: Our thoughts and prayers for those left behind by such a great teacher and friend.

Name: Wanda Ashcraft
Message: Such a great Lady! Loved her as a teacher. Such Fun!

Name: Charles Landers
Message: She wasn't my teacher but I remember her well. She was another of the truly great teachers in Warren.

Name: Randy & Beth Peek
Message: Sincere thoughts and prayers for this lovely ladies family. She invested in the young people of Warren with more than teaching, she had ethics and love,

Name: Sally Barnett
Message: I had the great privilege and honor of having this wonderful lady as my aunt. She always gave me love, great advice and understanding. I will miss her beyond words but know that she is rejoicing with Uncle Dick today.

Name: Nancy Reynolds
Message: Mrs. Headrick was a wonderful teacher. We were fortunate to have her in the Warren School system. Everyone wanted to be in her class.

Name: Angela Dawson
Message: Last October (2013) my 7 y/o son Trenton was in the hospital and was in the room next to Mrs. Hedrick. They struck up a friendship and she told him if she lived to be 100 she wanted him to be her date for her birthday party. He was looking forward to that being his first "date." Prayers for the family. What time we spent with her we could tell she was a remarkable woman.

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: Mrs. Hedrick was such an awesome teacher and example. She had infinite patience with me! I loved her dearly. Thank you Lord for putting Mrs. Hedrick in my life. Lord, please bless and comfort her family and they go through the valley of death.

Name: Beverly Loomis
Message: Mrs. Frances was a true lady and such a caring person.

Name: James Wright
Message: She was God sent for all who knew her!A one of a kind Lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Name: Lea Ann Forrest

Name: Suzanne Weiss Hoffer
Message: To Dickie, Ann and Sally, your mother / aunt was a gracious and loving lady and will be missed by many. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Suzanne Weiss Hoffer

Name: Mike Lonsberry
Message: Dick and family, Mine and my family's sympathy are with you during this time of your loss. Ms. Francis was one of those special people who had good influence on hundreds of young lives, and everyone who was her student, her neighbor, her friend or her acquaintence benefited from her guidance, her teaching, and her presence. She was indeed one of those individuals who made Warren a special place in which to grow up. She made her mark, and her reward is the many adults out there who were her students and were influenced in a positive way by her guidance. Her presence among us was indeed a gift from the Lord and we are all grateful for it. Go in peace Ms. Frances, and when we look back at all of the good times in our lives in Warren, you are certainly there in many ways. God Bless You.

Name: Sandy Ballentine Gavin
Message: Mrs. Frances was a very special lady and teaching was not just a career for her, it was her calling.

Name: Noel Morton
Message: She was my great aunt, but she was a shining star in my family's life and she will always shine brilliantly. She made each person feel special. She is my favorite role model for living a full life of love.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a sweet lady.

Name: Greg & Janet Harton
Message: We have all lost a most precious lady and friend. Praying for your family.

Name: ann norris curry
Message: Anne, just to let you know I am thinking of you at this time, my mother is 92 years old and I am really enjoying her. May God give you extra strength at this time.


Name: Leonard & Sharon Rice

Name: Alice & Sonny Hill
Message: Thinking of you all at this time.

Name: Tom Ed Wright
Message: I remember her very well. She was my 3rd grade teacher. One time I pulled a girls hair, she would not let me see her answers, she turned a jabbed me with her pencil, I yelled, she ask what was going on, I said she jabbed me, ...he pulled my hair I said...she said you are lying...go to the corner...girls never lie she said! She was a great teacher and will be missed.

Name: Tammy Hensley

Name: Sigrid Beich
Message: Ann, I am so sorry about your mother. May God comfort you and yours in this hard time. I will keep you in my prayers.

Name: Catherine Robinson Bill Hedrick
Message: We're so very sorry that we can't be there. We give thanks for Aunt Frances, for her sparkle and her graciousness, for her thoughtfulness and for her lovely spirit that always welcomed us so warmly into her home.Arkansas won't be the same without her. Love, Catherine Robinson, Bill Hedrick and George, Mar& Joy and Families

Name: Mary Ann Clanton
Message: Ann, My thoughts and prayers go out to have always been such a good daughter to your Mother I know she appreciated you so much.. May God be with you all.

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Ann, Dickie & Sally Warren has lost a great citizen, she was loved by everyone she came in contact with.

Name: Ava Cantrell
Message: So sorry to hear about Mrs. Frances. She was a sweet and kind lady.I no she and Alyne are so glad to see each other again.

Name: Gary and Melissa Maskell
Message: Our love and prayers go with you all during this time of loss! Miss Francis was such a wonderful and loving woman who was the epitome of a true Southern lady! She will be missed!

Name: Catrenina York

Name: Tina Battles

Name: WHS Class of 1960
Message: Anne and Dick, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Great memories of Mrs. Frances.

Name: Ellen Bacon
Message: Aunt Frances was a lively strong spirit, a good teacher, and a warm, caring person. She will be missed.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: I'm so saddened to hear about Mrs. Frances. I did not know until today. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. She was a very sweet and special lady. Always a smile and kind word. I enjoyed taking care of her. Love, Paige

Name: Class of 61 Warren High School
Message: Dickie and family. We are sadden to hear of your loss. Ms Frances was a very fine lady.

Name: Judith Hope
Message: My thoughts are prayers are with you. Wonderful that you had her for so long. Much love from here.