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Celebrating the life of
Frances Ravenel MacLean
Passed away on June 02, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Private Service

NANCY AND JOHN, DIANE AND I HAVE JUST LEARNED ABOUT YOUR MOTHER, AND WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH. SHE WAS ALWAYS VERY NICE TO ME AND MY FAMILY. KINDEST REGARD TO YOU BOTH. SINCERELY, SPENCER CONNERAT JR.

SPENCER CONNERAT, LAKEMONT, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well

R.G., Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Frances Ravenel Maclean, age 96, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Savannah. She was quick and funny to the end. She was surrounded by her family who she adored. Frances was born February 25, 1922, in Charleston, South Carolina to George and Frances Grimball. Soon after her birth she was introduced to her Grandfather, former Lt. John Grimball, of the CSS Shenandoah. She grew up in Charleston on Legare Street amongst all of her many Buist, Grimball, Ravenel, and Smythe family and cousins. She attended Ashley Hall in Charleston and Chatham Hall in Virginia. She graduated from the College of Charleston and was the Society Editor of the Post and Courier. During World War II she supported the war effort by attending many USO dances.

 

After the War she married Malcolm R. Maclean and moved to Savannah, her home for the remainder of her life. When her husband became Mayor of the City she was involved in many City activities including traveling on the NS Savannah on its maiden voyage from Norfolk to Savannah. She also attended the 1960 Democratic Convention when her husband was a delegate. She loved her garden, the English language, Christ Church Episcopal, and the Grimball family cottage in Flat Rock, NC. She was excellent at all card games, but particularly bridge, and loved to play the piano.

 

She volunteered at many civic activities including the Speech and Hearing Center, the Crippled Children’s Society, the Tour of Homes, and was a tour guide for the City of Savannah. She was a member of the Society of Colonial Dames, Oglethorpe Club, Mary Maclean Society, Louisa Porter Foundation, and Trustees Garden Club.

 

Frances was preceded in death by her parents George and Frances Grimball, her husband Malcolm R. Maclean, and her brothers George E. Grimball (Lavinia) and Richard B. Grimball (Adele).

She is survived by her children Nancy Maclean, John Maclean (Brigitte), and her two grandchildren who she adored, Alexander R. Maclean and Catherine M. Maclean.

Remembrances may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, 28 Bull Street Savannah, 31401or Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, 517 E. Congress St., Savannah, 31401

Burial will be private

 

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NANCY AND JOHN, DIANE AND I HAVE JUST LEARNED ABOUT YOUR MOTHER, AND WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH. SHE WAS ALWAYS VERY NICE TO ME AND MY FAMILY. KINDEST REGARD TO YOU BOTH. SINCERELY, SPENCER CONNERAT JR.

SPENCER CONNERAT, LAKEMONT, GA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well

R.G., Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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