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Louise Dowling Francis

August 26, 1916 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 101)

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Louise Dowling Francis, 101 years old, widow of George Anthony Francis, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Nellie Farnsworth Dowling and Laurence A. Dowling.

A lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Louise was devoted to her faith and church. She attended Greenville Women's College, now Furman University, and was the oldest graduate of St. Mary's School until her death. Her faith, family, and friends were the hallmarks of her life and she was an avid bridge player. Her trips to Ireland and tracking her ancestors brought her much joy.

Louise is survived by her five children, Aurelia Corbitt, of Dallas, TX, Camilla Hertwig (Ed), of Greenville, Elizabeth Francis, of Greenville, Carolyn Bryant, of Garden City, and Michael Francis, of Atlanta, GA; seven grandchildren, Jay Hertwig (Leslie), David Hertwig (Carrie), Dr. Greg Hertwig (Katie), Michael Anthony Francis (Lauren), Laura Bryant, Camilla Hazelton (John), and Ashley Francis; thirteen great grandchildren, Jacob Hertwig, Ann Elizabeth Hertwig, Sarah Hertwig, Ellie Hertwig, Blakelee Francis, William Hertwig, Jack Clark, Bryant Clark, Michael Hertwig, Trey Hazelton, Cason Hazelton, Katherine Hertwig, and Henley Francis; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank (Charlene) and Robert (Bessie) Dowling; a sister, Sudie Kennedy (Glen); and a son-in-law, Ronnie Corbitt.

Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown with visitation following from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Nancy Black, Sharon Wilkes, Maria Black, and Marie Davis for their many acts of kindness.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 111 Hampton Ave., Greenville, SC 29601, St. Mary's Catholic School, 101 Hampton Ave., Greenville, SC 29601, or Bon Secours St. Francis Foundation, 1 St. Francis Dr., Greenville, SC 29601.

Cemetery Details

Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr
Greenville, SC, 29609

Recitation of the Rosary

NOV 16. 06:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel

639 North Main Street

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

Visitation

NOV 16. 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel

639 North Main Street

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

Mass of Christian Burial

NOV 17. 12:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

111 Hampton Avenue

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

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