Frances Boston Heaton

frances heaton

February 2, 1943 ~ October 11, 2021

Born in: Rutherfordton, NC
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Frances Boston Heaton, 78, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, October 11 at the Elizabeth House.

A native of Rutherford County, Frances was a daughter of the late Jake Boston and Mary Jane Higgins Dockery. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Boston Rogers and Sandy Wilson.

She was of the Baptist faith and loved her family, friends and nature. She was loved in return by family and friends and will be cherished and missed forever.

Frances is survived by two daughters, Gloria Heaton Stringfellow and Teresa Heaton Blythe (Cote); one son, Terry Douglas Heaton; eight siblings, Doris Yount of Hickory, NC, Diane Smith of Crouse, NC, Mary Ann Gilbert of Vail, NC, Hazel Duncan of Crouse, NC, Letha Dellinger of Crouse, NC, Gerald Boston of Crouse, NC, Willie Boston of Crouse, NC and Wayne Kimbrel of Hickory, NC; eight grandchildren, whom she truly loved and adored, as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A private family celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to Four Seasons Compassion For Life Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian team is assisting the family.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Frances Boston Heaton 's name.

Four Seasons Compassion For Life

571 S. Allen Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731 28731

Memories Timeline


  1. I’ll miss you very much Mama Fran. You blessed me with some wonderful memories And I will cherish them always. I’m so happy I got to visit recently and will hold on tight to that time inside my heart. Thank you for always being good to me for making sure I knew I always had a place to go where I was loved. Till we see each other again…I love you, you chubby ole groundhog!

  2. You were there for me when no one else was you picked me up on the side of sugarloaf rd. I was pregnant and no where to go, you took me home with you and helped me out we had a lot of good memories you even came to Cali to visit me once! I will never forget you Fran!

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