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Frances Davis Mize
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Frances Davis Mize, 95, died Dec. 27, 2014.

She was a native of Forsyth County, whose family had resided in and around Cumming for more than 150 years.

She graduated from Cumming High School and later from the University of Georgia with both a bachelors and master's degree.

While at the University of Georgia she met her husband, Cecil Shannon Mize.

Soon after their marriage, while her husband fought in the European Theater of World War II, Mrs. Mize contributed to the war effort through her participation in the rationing program.

She was an educator in the Forsyth County School System for more than 30 years, where in her later educational years; she served as the librarian of Cumming Elementary, helping thousands of young students learn how to read.

Mrs. Mize was a charter member of Chapter AB of P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Cumming, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and program chairman of the Ruth Reed missions group for many years.

Her parents, Tom and Jimmie Davis; sister, Betty Ann Davis; brother, Frank Davis; and her husband of 62 years, Cecil Mize, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Shannon Mize and his wife Gail Herring; grandchildren, Alex Mize, Shan Mize and his wife Jamie Myers; sister-in-law, Ellaine Mize; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30 with the Rev. Roger Williams officiating and the Dr. Shannon Mize eulogizing. Interment followed at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions were requested made to the P.E.O. Foundation, designating AB Memorial Scholarship Fund and mailed to 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312, or a charity of your choice.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.