A funeral service for Frances D. Tawater, 91, will be held Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Grace Family Church, 1953 Mill Creek Road, Canton, Texas, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, with Bro. Jonathan Smith and Bro. Jimmy Allen officiating.
Frances passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, 2020, in Tyler. She was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in the Tundra Community to Houston Wages and Gladys Hendley Wages. Frances grew up in the Tundra area and graduated from Canton High School. On Nov. 6, 1954, she married the love of her life, Orval C. Tawater. They were married 61 years at the time of his passing. Frances was a member of Assembly of God of Canton for many years and in her later years she was a member of Grace Family Church in Canton, Texas. When Frances was not spending time in her garden growing flowers or cooking you could find her sewing. Family was the most important to her. She loved her children and grandchildren and was proud of them. Anyone that knew and loved her will greatly miss her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Gladys Wages; beloved husband, Orval C.Tawater; grandson, Chris Durgin and sister, Jo Womble.
Frances is survived by her son, Paul Tawater and wife, Paula; daughter, Susan Royal; grandchildren, Joey Durgin and wife, Melissa, Jordan Durgin, Jill Owen and husband, Todd, Josh Tawater and wife, April; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Cody, Jayden, Austin, Allie, Nikolas, Preston, Logan and Brandon; soon to make an appearance great-great-granddaughter, Hadley and sister, Bertha Johnson.
Family will receive visitors from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.
Interment will be at Cool Springs Cemetery in Van Zandt County.