Frances Braselton Gregory, 93, of Covington, wife of the late Robert J. Gregory and a dedicated school teacher, church, and civic leader, passed away Jan. 21.
Born in 1918 at Pendergrass, she was the daughter of the late Walter Webster and Frances Emmaline Harrison Braselton. She graduated from Lander College in 1939, majoring in education in preparation for a teaching career. She later did graduate studies at Emory University. Mrs. Gregory began her teaching career in the Berrien County Schools at Enigma High School, in Home Economics. She taught at the high school in Central, SC, and at the Jasper City Schools, in Jasper, Fla. She married Robert J. Gregory in 1944. After moving to Atlanta, she continued her teaching career with the City of Atlanta Schools at the former Williams Street School and the Spring Street School for 18 years, before retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Association of Retired Educators of the Atlanta City Schools and the Georgia Retired Educators Association. Mrs. Gregory served as president of the Cereus Garden Club in Atlanta. After moving to Covington, she served ten years as president of the Oxford Women’s Club. As a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, in Oxford, Mrs. Gregory served as president of the United Methodist Women and as vice president for many years. She was zone leader of the Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District for ten years. She was a member of the Manning Bible Class at the Allen Memorial Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Robert Julian Jr., and Lynn House Gregory of Covington; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service to celebrate her life was held Jan. 24 at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, in Oxford, with the Rev. Max Vincent and the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating, and interment followed in Oxford Historical Cemetery. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Gregory Memorial Garden, c/o Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117, Oxford, GA 30054.