Frances Lorene “Mamaw Frances” (Puckett) Kidwell, 83, completed her journey here on earth and was received in the arms of God on Monday, June 21, 2021.

She is preceeded in death by her parents, Rev G.C. and Deffa Puckett; an infant daughter, Regina; three sisters and seven brothers.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Leon Kidwell; daughters, Shelia (Jerry) Langley, Sonja (Greg) Owen; sons, Michael (Barbara) Kidwell of Halls, Darron (David) Kidwell of Knoxville; sister, Evelyn Petree; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and a host of many others whose lives she touched over the many years that she provided child care for.

The family would like to thank Smoky Mountain Hospice for the hours they gave in for caring and ensuring her comfort. We would also like to give special thanks to Joyce Montgomery for the love and care she provided as her personal caregiver.

Family will receive friends at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be, 11:00am Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home with burial to follow at New Blackwell Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Frances request that donations be made to Gideon Bibles.

Arrangements by: Smith-Reagan Funeral Home

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