Mrs. Frances Horton, age 97 of Pearson, Ga. passed away Friday, December 02, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl. following a short illness. A native of Axson, Ga., Mrs. Horton was born September 7, l9l9 to Thomas Henry and Mary Johnson Mathews. She had made her home in Pearson, Ga. for most of her life. In her early years during World War II, she worked at the shipyards in Brunswick, Ga. as a welder helping to make Liberty ships. She later became a beautician and had a shop downtown before moving next to her husband’s Texaco station where she worked for many years until the death of her husband. She then retired and sold the property. She didn’t like retirement so she went to work at Cady Bag working in the supply department for many years. After finally retiring she kept busy quilting and crocheting and taught many young people that skill. She thoroughly enjoyed her time attending the Willacoochee Senior Citizens Center, taking part in all of the activities, quilting, crocheting and going on the many trips with the senior citizens. Her church membership was at the Axson Evangelistic Church where she was the last founding member of that church. She was preceded in death by her husband John Horton, a daughter Patsy Horton Miller, a sister Eula Mae Johnson and 2 brothers, Shag and Roy Mathews. Survivors include: Daughter: Marilyn H. Tanner and husband Donnie of Douglas, Ga. 4 Grandchildren: Suzan Hampton and husband Michael BryonTanner and wife Carrie Denise Fountain and husband Timothy Renne Morris 7 Great-Grandchildren: Reece Hamton, Tanner Hampton, Blake Tanner, Lauren Tanner, Amber Fountain, Skyler Fountain, and Cierra Fountain. Great-Great Grandchild: Karson Swann Several nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Funeral Services for Mrs. Horton were held on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Axson Evangelistic Church in Axson, Ga. with Rev. Mike Grant and Rev. Edward Mathews officiating. Special music included “Amazing Grace” by the attending congregation with Phil Liles accompanying at the piano. Soft music for the Prelude and the Postlude was by Phil Liles pianist. The interment followed in the Axson Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were: Tanner Hampton, Blake Tanner, Timothy Fountain, Charles Browning, George Relihan and Glynn Joiner. Honorary pallbearers were Willacoochee Senior Center citizens and staff. Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.