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Frances Carnes Alliston

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1939-2021

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Mrs. Frances Carnes Alliston, wife of Robert (Bud) Alliston, Sr., passed away December 28, 2021 peacefully at her home in Eatonton after a long illness.

Visitation was held on Friday, December 31, 2021 at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel from 10-11 a.m. and graveside service was at 11:30 at Eatonton Memorial Park, with Rev. Ford G’Segner officiating.

Born February 7, 1939, she was the daughter of Nathaniel Carnes and Eunie Bell Seymour Carnes of Putnam County. Mrs. Alliston attended Putnam County High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eatonton. She met Bud Alliston from Buckhead, Ga. while he was serving his stateside term with the US Army and thought he was the handsomest man she had ever met and knew he would soon be her husband. They were married on July 26, 1957, sharing 64 wonderful years together. They raised 2 sons, Bob, (Robert Jr.) and Lynn. Frances loved God and her family. She would tell you they were the most important part of her life. She worked at several local businesses over the years but the one she enjoyed the most was being a teller at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Eatonton. She loved serving the bank customers and enjoyed their friendly conversations. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Geraldine Hall Duffey, brothers James Carnes, Bill Hall, and Bobby Carnes.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Alliston, Sr., sons Bob (Dottie) of Buckhead, Ga., Lynn (Tammie) of Eatonton, granddaughter Mandy (Chanin) Gill of Madison, Ga., grandson Tyler Alliston of Eatonton, great granddaughter Addy Alliston of Eatonton, and great grandson Gage Gill of Madison, Ga. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family members whom she loved dearly.

Flowers are welcomed or a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Vining Ivy Hill Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.