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Celebrating the life of
Annelle "Anne" Franklin Chase
May 30, 1927 - June 23, 2019
Anne was a loving mother and grandmother and was always gracious with caring encouragement and support. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and pet Shih Tzu, Charlie.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm until 7:00pm - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 10:00am - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

I will always remember Anne as a lovely friend, always interested in your well-being. Comfort and Love to Debby and Buddy.

Joan Hester Byrd, Savannah, GA

Debby and Buddy, It's been years since I've seen your mother, and am saddened to learn of her passing. Your father worked with mine (Benny Jones) at the sugar refinery, and we lived around the corner on Brandywine Road & Habersham Street. Y'all were on East DeRenne Avenue, and we came to birthday and Halloween parties there...Barbara was my sister. Mrs. Anne was one of the most stylish and genteel women I've ever known, and it was always nice to see her around town, dressed to the nines. She was a true Southern belle. I also remember her at Town and Country trying to make ladies out of us awkward teenage girls in the late '60s; that was a fun summer program under her guidance. You're in my thoughts during this season of loss, and may God hold you close.

Julia Jones Williams, Savannah , Georgia

Debby, Buddy, and family, I am so sorry to hear about Anne’s passing. She was always so wonderful to me and was the best thing that ever happened to my father. Anne and I lost touch in recent years but I in no way forgot about her, including the many wonderful Christmases that we spent at Debby’s house. I know this is a sad time for the family, including Lindsey, and please know that I am thinking of each one of you. With love. Rick Chase

Rick Chase, Millville, DE

A genuinely outstanding person who was a pleasure to known. She will be missed

Corky Corcoran, Savannah, Ga

Anne Franklin Chase died peacefully at her home on Skidaway Island on June 23, 2019. She was 92.

Anne was born in Marietta, GA to Ernest and Nelle Foster Kemp. She graduated from Marietta High School and the High Museum School of Art in Atlanta. Anne is also a graduate of Armstrong State College. She lived in Savannah for the past 70 years, relocating in 1949 after marrying native Walter Franklin who graduated from Georgia Tech. In Savannah, Anne was involved in the fashion industry as a coordinator and commentator of fashion shows and creator and director of the Town & Country Charm School for teen girls. She helped hundreds of teenagers with techniques of how to build self-esteem and social graces. She also worked as a television talk show host with a weekly gardening segment on WTOC which won awards on the local and state level. In the 1970s, Anne entered the real estate profession and worked for over four decades in both residential and commercial real estate. Her artistic talents and entrepreneurial spirit resulted in a successful real estate career before retiring in her 80s.

After the premature death of her first husband, Anne remarried and she and husband, Richard Chase, enjoyed extensive travel and entertaining until his death in 2004. She is also predeceased by her brother, H. Ray Kemp.

Anne was an active member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Huntington Women’s Club and in the tap dance group, Hot Flashes, that visited nursing homes and hospitals throughout the area bringing much needed fun.

Of all Anne’s activities, her strongest dedication was to her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was always gracious with caring encouragement and support. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and pet Shih Tzu, Charlie.

She is survived by daughter, Debby Franklin Cannon of Atlanta and son, Walter M. Franklin, his wife, Carolyn Zahniser Franklin of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren who were her pride and joy - Lindsey Cannon of Atlanta, Will Franklin of Seattle and Katie Franklin of Los Angeles. She is also survived by stepson, Richard Chase, and several nieces and nephews. The family was extremely blessed with a wonderful group of caring caretakers who they sincerely want to thank: Janice Oglestree, Sonya Green, Deedra Thomas, Frankie Hyman and Jamel Fireall. Anne’s neighbors also added much joy to her life and thanks go to Sally Sprengel JoAnn Mock, Bill and Peggy Monroe and Becky Hester.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

If you would like to donate in Anne’s memory, please consider Eli’s Place, Early Childhood Learning Center at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.

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I will always remember Anne as a lovely friend, always interested in your well-being. Comfort and Love to Debby and Buddy.

Joan Hester Byrd, Savannah, GA

Debby and Buddy, It's been years since I've seen your mother, and am saddened to learn of her passing. Your father worked with mine (Benny Jones) at the sugar refinery, and we lived around the corner on Brandywine Road & Habersham Street. Y'all were on East DeRenne Avenue, and we came to birthday and Halloween parties there...Barbara was my sister. Mrs. Anne was one of the most stylish and genteel women I've ever known, and it was always nice to see her around town, dressed to the nines. She was a true Southern belle. I also remember her at Town and Country trying to make ladies out of us awkward teenage girls in the late '60s; that was a fun summer program under her guidance. You're in my thoughts during this season of loss, and may God hold you close.

Julia Jones Williams, Savannah , Georgia

Debby, Buddy, and family, I am so sorry to hear about Anne’s passing. She was always so wonderful to me and was the best thing that ever happened to my father. Anne and I lost touch in recent years but I in no way forgot about her, including the many wonderful Christmases that we spent at Debby’s house. I know this is a sad time for the family, including Lindsey, and please know that I am thinking of each one of you. With love. Rick Chase

Rick Chase, Millville, DE

A genuinely outstanding person who was a pleasure to known. She will be missed

Corky Corcoran, Savannah, Ga


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