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705 North Main Street
PO Box 864
Andrews, TX 79714
Phone: 432-524-5809
Fax: 432-523-2275
Mary Sawyer

Frances Sawyer

Thursday, July 28, 1932 - Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Obituary

Frances Sawyer, 87, of Andrews passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Andrews.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at McNett Funeral Home Chapel in Andrews. Interment will follow in the Andrews Old Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 AM – 9 PM on Monday, and the family will receive friends from 6 PM – 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Please visit www.mcnettfuneralhome.com for obituary information, visitation and service details, and family pictures and video tribute.

Frances was born on July 28, 1932 in Roby, Texas to John Ollie Cooper and Lottice Phillips Cooper. She was raised in Fisher County, where their family farmed, and she graduated from Roby High School in 1949. She married James Weldon Sawyer on May 22, 1949 in Roby, Texas, and they moved to Andrews in 1952. She had worked for the AISD school cafeteria at Glorieta Elementary from 1970 – 1982, and she also worked at Dowell, Haliburton, and First National Bank in Andrews. She was a past member of Second Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. She was a faithful and proud member of the PRMC Pink Ladies Auxiliary, where she devoted many years and service hours. She was preceded in death by her husband on December 13, 1979, her parents, and two sons, Gene and Jim Sawyer, 3 sisters, Ruby Carpenter, Linnie Eitel, and Bonnie Todd, 4 brothers, Earl, Chester, Carl, and Ernie Cooper, and 2 great grandchildren, Jonathan Moore, Jr. and Jayce Moore.

Frances is survived by her 4 children, Johnny Sawyer of Andrews, Mitch Sawyer and wife, Michelle, of Andrews, Venita Shellman and husband, Mike, of Anaheim, CA, and Joretta Woods and husband, Ken, of College Station, 2 siblings, Gene Cooper of Crystal City, Missouri, and Evelyn Swinney and husband, Ken, of Hobbs, New Mexico, and 13 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be the PRMC Pink Ladies Auxiliary, and memorials may be sent to them at PO Box 2108, Andrews, Texas 79714.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 27, 2020 | 10:00am - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 27, 2020 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Location
    McNett Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    705 North Main Street
    Andrews, Texas 79714
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    The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 8:30am - 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am
    Location
    McNett Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    705 North Main Street
    Andrews, Texas 79714
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    McNett Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    705 North Main Street
    Andrews, Texas 79714
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    The family meal will follow the graveside service at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 201 NE 2nd Street, in Andrews.
    Officiant
    Pastor Brant O'Connor
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Clayton Chisum
  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Andrews Old Cemetery
    Address
    1401 West Broadway
    Andrews, Texas 79714
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Posted at 12:03pm
Well always remember your smile & laughter. With love always. Paula & Lauren Cooper-Miklose
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Love Sylvia Cooper, Rita & Mike Young & Ernie Cooper

Posted at 12:00pm
You will be remembered as a loving and kind member of our family. You always welcomed us with warmth into your home on our many visits. With Love,
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H. A. and Jean HANKS

Posted at 03:22pm
Such a sweet lady. Condolences to Michelle and all the family. Jean and H. A.
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Trisha White

Posted at 10:34am
Love you.
Miss Sawyer you was an amazing women. You will truly be missed.

Sharon Reid

Posted at 08:40pm
Frances had many children besides her own and i was fortunate enough to be one of those. I know she loved us all.
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