In Memory

Fran Davis (Still)

FORT SMITH — Frances Davis Still, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at home. She was the Pastor of the Church of the Pines. She was born in 1943 in Alexandria, La.

She graduated from Mabelvale High School in Little Rock, Ark. Rev. Still received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UALR, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and a Theology Degree from the Light of Christ Seminary.  She was ordained in 1987. She also received an Associate of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement from Westark College.
She was instrumental in establishing the Arkansas Social Work Board and served as its Chairman. She was also instrumental in creating the Community Clearinghouse, the Juvenile Intake Center, Peace Makers, Community Solutions in Progress and the Human Services Program at Westark, serving as its first Executive Director.
She helped establish the Sebastian and Crawford County Welfare Reform Program and the Community Dental Clinic, for which she was awarded a Point of Light by President George Bush.
She received the Golden Deeds Award from the Fort Smith Exchange Club and the Woman of the Year Award from the Fort Smith Business and Professional Women.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Eugene F. Still, II; a son and daughter-in-law, Fontaine and Melissa Still; and a grandson, Eugene Fontaine Still, IV; three brothers, Rogers, Sheldon and David Davis; and two sisters, Marguerite Oliver and Judy Davis.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Ark.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Pines, 1202-B Main Street, Van Buren, Ark. 72956 or the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 W. Markham, Slot 623, Little Rock, Ark. 72205.
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