Polkton – Mrs. Frances Hurley High, age 82, died peacefully at her home with her family by her side, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
In an effort to protect the public from the Covid-19 pandemic, the family has chosen to hold their services privately.
A native of Charlotte, Frances was born November 12, 1937, a daughter of the late C.N. and Louise Wilson Hurley. She graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and went to work as an operator with the Southern Bell Telephone Company. She met and married Charles B. High, a native of Polkton, and they soon returned to Anson County where she worked several places including Polkton Mfg., Anson Shirt Co., and Through the Week School at First United Methodist Church in Wadesboro. Frances was a longtime member of Poplar Hill United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher, and as Secretary of the Administrative Council. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed gardening taking great pride in her flowers. She was also thought of as a quiet and humble lady who had an inner strength that endeared her to family and friends. She will be fondly remembered as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charles B. High of the home; 3 children, Suzanne Eddins (Jacky) of Cason Old Field, Charlene Sikes (Steve) of Polkton, and Ralph High of Polkton; 4 grandchildren, Nick Eddins (Natalie), Amy Robinson (Bobby), Megan Rogers (Jeff), and Steven Chase Sikes; and 8 great-grandchildren, Jackson, Kate, Emma, Andrew, Luke
Dean, Beverly and Michael.
Also surviving are 2 sisters, Shirley Rice of Casar, NC and Joyce Bare of Laurel Springs, NC. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Jean High; and a sister, Dottie Crews.
The family suggest memorials be made to Poplar Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Emily Carpenter, 720 Ross Wright Rd., Polkton, NC 28135.