Frances Eloise Swearengin Deel, 85, of Millboro, Virginia died Friday, October 30, 2015 at Bath Community Hospital.

She was born January 5, 1930 in Williamsville, Virginia, the daughter of the late Forrest Swearengin and Bessie Neff Swearengin.  She was married to the late James Brown Deel, who preceded her in death in 2011.

Frances was a lifelong housewife.

She was a member of Hot Springs Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Frances is survived by her 4 children: Liz Altizer and husband Donnie of Millboro, Virginia, Faye Arel of Oxford, Maine, Shirley Matheny of Warm Springs, Virginia, Ernest Deel, Sr. of Millboro, Virginia; 9 grandchildren: Amber Porter and husband Brandon of Colonial Heights, Virginia, J.M. Harvey of Millboro, Virginia, Matthew Arel and wife Jackie of Auburn, Maine, Mark Arel and wife Krisy of Naples, Maine, Daniel Arel of Oxford, Maine, Crissy Crawford and significant other Justin Whittington of Millboro, Virginia, Myranda Matheny of Millboro, Virginia, Ernie Deel & wife Laura, Johnny Deel of Millboro, Virginia; 2 great grandchildren: Lyric Whittington of Millboro, Virginia & Kayla Shanks of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; several nieces and nephews, and 2 very special caregivers: Rhonda Grimm and Jessica Thompson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death Lucy Perkinson, Anna Lee Trayer, Beatrice Ralston and Edith Rexrode.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating. Interment will be in Warm Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ernie Deel, Donnie Altizer, Johnny Deel, Brandon Porter, Justin Whittington, J.M. Harvey and Mike Colaw.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Millboro Volunteer Fire Department, Millboro Post Office, Millboro, VA  24460.


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