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Francis Matthews Deckard

July 24, 1941 — June 1, 2021

Hortense- Francis Matthews Deckard, 79 of Hortense, passed away Tuesday (June 1, 2021) at her residence following an extended illness.

Born in Gideon, MO., her parents were Clifford Matthews and Clarine Walls Matthews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Deckard, Sr.; her daughter, Michelle Janes; her sister, Jewell Matthews; and her brother, Kenneth Matthews.

Francis was a homemaker and was of the Catholic Faith. She enjoyed reading books and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her 4 children, Richelle D. Waggoner and Richard C. Deckard, Jr., both of Hortense; Rafe L. Deckard, of Gainesville, VA., and Stephen D. Deckard (wife, Robyn), of Fort Mill, SC.; 9 grandchildren, Michael Moser (wife, Laurie), Christopher Deckard, Nick Rushing, Julie Ann Marco, Meaghan Deckard, Devin Deckard, Richard Deckard, III., Connor Deckard, and Brandon Deckard; 6 great grandchildren, Nikki Moser, Michael McTier, Michael K. Moser, Layton Rushing, Bella Deckard, and Luca Marco; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Kuipers (Ronald), and Carolann Matthews. Also several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday (June 6, 2021) at 2PM at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Father Timmy McKeown officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service starting at 1pm.

Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Deckard, Steve Deckard, Rafe Deckard, Nick Rushing, Michael Moser, and Connor Deckard.

Due to COVID-19, we would like to ask all to please follow the rules for social distancing, also face mask are highly recommended at the service. Anyone who does not feel comfortable with attending the service the family would like you to know they understand and covet your prayers.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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