Frances “Fran” Lineberry Keziah Sheppard Hair, age 93, died July 22, 2021 in The Villages, Florida. She moved to The Villages in 2014 and became one of the first residents at Sumter Grand. She felt very blessed to be living in such a beautiful, loving, caring, supportive, home-like and friendly environment where she made many treasured friendships.
Fran was born on January 21, 1928 to Mary Ketchum and Edgar Columbus Lineberry, Sr. She graduated from Tarboro, NC High School in 1945 and entered the U.S. Cadet Nurses Corps program at Charlotte Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (now Atrium Health) graduating in 1948. She worked in various fields of nursing throughout her career and retired from JPS Monaghan Plant in Greenville, SC. After her retirement she moved to Gastonia, NC and lived there until moving to The Villages.
Fran is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands Boyd Eugene Keziah of Charlotte, NC; Dr. Grover C. Sheppard, Jr. of Fort Mill, SC; William Bates Hair, Jr. of Gastonia, NC ; sister Sarah Lineberry Bolick, Lenoir, NC ; brothers Edgar Columbus Lineberry, Jr. of Houston, Tx; and Charles Floyd Lineberry of Gastonia, NC; step-son Grover C. (Chip) Sheppard III of Fort Mill, SC; brother in law Robert Hampton Hair of Burlington, NC; sisters-in-law Jean Hair Higdon of Charlotte, NC; Frances Hair Edwards of Rock Hill, SC; and Millicent Hair of Burlington, NC; and step grandson Finley Holland Hair, Jr. of Mobile, Alabama.
A loving and devoted wife, mother, mother in law, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend she leaves to cherish her memory daughters, Linda Keziah Saar (Dennis Lynde) of Mesa, Az., Gail Keziah Robinson (Terry) of The Villages, Fl.; Pat Keziah Pollard (Gary) of The Villages, Fl.; son Robert “Bob” Eugene Keziah (Judy) of Fort Mill, SC; step-sons William Bates (Bill) Hair III (Elizabeth) of Waco, Texas; Finley Holland Hair (Julia) of Punta Gorda, Fl.; brother in law Gerald Bolick of Lenoir, NC; niece Lori Bolick Taylor (Steve) of Lenoir, NC; special life long friend, Carolyn Thompson Young of Charlotte, NC. ; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchild.
Burial will be private and held at a later date at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages, FL 32162