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Madge Thomas Francis

February 29, 1924 — November 13, 2022


Madge Thomas Francis

ASHEVILLE – Madge Thomas Francis, age 98, of Asheville, died Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Mrs. Francis was born on February 29, 1924, in Kingsville, Texas to the late Louie and Gertrude Ford Thomas.  She was the wife of Harold Offutt Francis who died in 2006. 

Mrs. Francis and her late husband, Offutt, were owners of The Tree House children’s clothing store in Asheville for eight years.  She was a member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church since 1982, and she sang in the choir for 30 years. 

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Egerer and husband Gary of Weaverville and Susan Francis of Asheville; sister, Marian Stone of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Kevin Griffin of Atlanta, Allison Griffin-McLamb of Asheville, and Alex Sgouros and wife Georgia of Raleigh; great-grandchildren, Rory Griffin, Molly McLamb, Jack McLamb, Nicholas Sgouros and Noah Sgouros. 

A memorial service for Mrs. Francis will be held in her birth month of February, to accommodate family circumstances, with the date to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Mrs. Francis' honor to the American Cancer Society ( or the American Heart Association (

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Francis’ obituary at 


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