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Frances “Fran” Allen

December 4, 1942 - February 26, 2022
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Thursday 2/3, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Service
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Thursday 2/3, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Putman Baptist Church Cemetery
3692 Buffalo-West Springs Highway
Buffalo, SC 29321
Thursday 2/3, 2:00 pm

With sadness, love, and profound gratitude, the family of Fran Lawson Allen, 79, devoted wife of the late Jim Allen, announces her passing on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Born in Union, SC, she was the daughter of the late Elzie Ray and Lorene Vinson Lawson. Fran graduated with a BA in Education from Winthrop UniversityContinue Reading

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Bob Brantley left a message on March 4, 2022:
Fran Allen Family, Our family is absolutely saddened over the passing of Fran. She was an outstanding educator, leader, and friend. Her career in leading our finest high schools in Greenville County is legendary among her peers, students, and parents. To us, she was an even better friend, who made each of us so enjoy our time spent with her. We will miss her so much. Our most sincere condolences, Bob & Mary Brantley
Chris & Gerri TRABOOKIS left a message on March 3, 2022:
We want to express our sympathy to the family. I taught with Fran at Riverside H.S.. We both taught French. Fran moved on into Administration. I’m sure she has been a successful teacher and principal and impacted many students during her career. May she Rest In Peace.
Angela N Smith left a message on March 3, 2022:
I got to know Fran for only a short time as her hairdresser and I enjoyed the time spent with her making sure she loved her hair. She will be missed. Much love, Angela Smith
Jerrie O'BANION-SPARLING left a message on March 2, 2022:
Prayers are with the family at this time, and in the days ahead
Noralee Robert left a message on March 1, 2022:
Many prayers for your family. I had the pleasure of teaching French at Mauldin High School with Fran Allen as our principal. Fran always cared for all students and she earned their respect. I will cherish my memories working with Fran.
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Cynthia Fryer left a message on March 1, 2022:
Mrs. Allen exemplified what it meant to be true warrior and friend. She leaves a legacy with Greenville Technical Charter High School that is unparalleled and although she has not been with us for a few years, we still feel her influence in our halls. May God's comforting presence be with you during this time of grief. The GTCHS Family
Thomas Vaughan left a message on March 1, 2022:
I met Fran at the Simpsonville Activity Center in our exercise class. She was fun to be around and a great person to talk to. Always smiling and cheerful and upbeat. A very smart and nice person . I will miss seeing her .
Sharon Hall left a message on February 28, 2022:
Fran and I worked together at Greenville Tech Charter High School as assistant principals together. She was always so kind and so thoughtful. She encouraged me so much in my work there as she was more experienced and very wise. I grieve this huge loss with you.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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