November 23, 2013
Frances Cummings, age 82, Russellville, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013.
The visitation was held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at Akins Funeral Home, and the funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, with Bro. Nick McSpadden and Bro. George Sansbury officiating. Interment was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Johnny Smith, Rodney Smallwood, Tim Smith, Hunter Smith, Johnathan Ergle, Chris Moon, and honorary pallbearer Maddox Smallwood.
She was preceded in death by sons, Terry Cummings, David Cummings; grandson, Joshua Cummings; and mother, Mary Alice Jones.
She is survived by her husband, Vern Cummings; daughters, Patricia Smith and husband, Johnny, Charlotte Smallwood and husband, Rodney; grandchildren, Tim Smith and wife, Debbie, Nichole Ergle and husband, Johnathan, Monica Moon and husband, Chris, Brittany Smallwood, Terry Cummings II and wife, Vicky, Jennifer Ruffing and husband, Robert; great grandchildren, Hunter Smith, Caitlan Smith, Anna Smith, Cara Ergle, Olivia Ergle, Laura Ergle, Morgan Moon, Ashlee Moon, Maddox Smallwood, Terry Cummings III, Deanna Cummings, Joey Magiera, Robby Ruffing and Justice Ruffing.
Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, and best friend. She made a house become a home. To many she was known as their “prayer warrior” because they knew they could call her and say “Fran, will you pray for, or help me pray for….” She was much loved and will be greatly missed.
Our family wants to say thank you and God bless to the doctors and nurses that attended our wife, mother, and grandmother when she was in Princeton’s ER and in the CICU. A special thank you goes to Dr. Jason Gamble who was with her and us during this time, and to Dr. David Sibley her cardiologist, and his staff for the many years of treating her. We thank God for giving you all the ability and desire to do the jobs you do.