Harkins, Frances

HARKINS, Frances Allen

For the previous 13 years, Frances Allen Harkins, loved her many buddies and fascinating in actions at Mt. Vernon Towers in Sandy Springs. On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, she was surrounded by her household when she peacefully handed away. She was 99.

Frances Felder, a 3rd era Atlantan, was born on September 5, 1924 to Frances Stovall Felder and John Barsh Felder, Jr.—alongside together with her twin brother, John B. Felder, III.

Their grandfather, John B. Felder was the mayor of Americus for 20 years.

Frances graduated from North Avenue Presbyterian College (NAPS) and went to Marjorie Webster School, an early personal academic establishment for girls in Washington, D.C. When she returned to Atlanta, she married legal professional T. Charles Allen, and so they raised their 4 kids.

With the youngsters grown, she went to work in 1967 because the Govt Secretary for the Georgia LP Gasoline Affiliation, the place for 25 years she was an instrumental presence in a male-dominated workplace: writing their month-to-month magazines, planning and directing conferences and conventions. She additionally liked working part-time for the Wealthy’s Bridal Registry.

As soon as retired, Frances reconnected at a reunion with Donald Harkins who had been a third-grade classmate at Spring Road Elementary College. At 75, she married him and moved to Gainesville for 10 years till his dying. She then returned to Atlanta.

Frances shall be remembered for her beaming smile, and her love of household above all else—adopted by her devotion to Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. A real southern girl, she was an exemplary position mannequin for her kids. She is survived by her kids, Booky Allen Ellis, twins Adele Allen and Kay Allen Hooks. Her son, Thomas Charles Allen, Jr., predeceased her (2020). Lacking their loving grandmother are Drew Bennett (Meghan), Patrick Ingram, Katie Ingram, Blair Ingram, Mary Frances Allen, and SueBee Allen Drew (James); between them are six great-grandsons and quite a few nieces and nephews. Her granddaughter, Becca Allen Wynn additionally predeceased her; as did her twin brother, John B. Felder III (2002). Additionally lacking Frances are Joe Ingram, a former son-in-law (Kay Allen Hooks), and Melody Allen, former daughter-in-law (Thomas Allen).

Frances’s life shall be celebrated on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, visitation at 1 PM, a memorial service at 2 PM. A burial with the household will happen earlier within the day. In lieu of flowers, the household is aware of Frances would recognize donations to the Clubhouse Atlanta, Inc., P.O. Field 888581, Dunwoody, GA 30356 or www.clubhouseatlanta.org.

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