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Frances Chappell Jeter, 78, of Beaufort, South Carolina, wife of Russell Lawrence Jeter, died January 1, 2020.

Frances was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on November 9, 1941, the daughter of the late Dr. Travis Chappell and the late Frances Harling Chappell. Upon moving to Beaufort in 1968, she became a dedicated member of her beloved church, Carteret Street United Methodist Church and cherished the relationships she developed there as well as throughout the community.

Frances, affectionately known as “Bopboo” by family and friends, was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who treasured holidays, traditions, and time with her family. Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughters, Frances Jeter Hancock and Anne Jeter Lindsay; her sons-in-law, Floyd Hancock, Shannon Lindsay, and the late Scott Stowe. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Frances Harling Stowe, Joseph Scott Stowe, Jr., William Shannon Lindsay, III, and Russell Lawrence Lindsay.

She was predeceased by her older brother, Dr. Travis Chappell, Jr. and is survived by her younger brother, Jim Chappell, as well as seven nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at Carteret Street United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a gift in memory of Frances to Carteret Street United Methodist Church- 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29902 or to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation- P.O. Box 2233, Beaufort, South Carolina, 29901.

Online Condolences

  1. Kathryn Caine says:

    Russell, so sorry to read about Frances. Have fond memories of you both from Carteret St. May you and your family find peace and comfort through faith, family, friends and great memories.

  2. Robert and Kathy Bundy says:

    Russell, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Charlene Fisch says:

    Oh RUSSELL, Frances and Annie…what a loss. What a dear lady and great person. Much love, big hugs….

  4. Annette Chaplin says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Jeter. Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Ann B Williamson says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Frances. Russell, you and the entire family are in my prayers and thoughts. She will truly be missed.

  6. Alice Hancock Heimbeck says:

    Our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Much love from your Seattle family.

  7. Janice York-Deaton says:

    Russell, I am so sorry to hear about Frances passing. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Frances will be missed.

  8. Rhonda and Jay Gamble says:

    Russell, so sorry for yours and your family’s loss. We know how close your family always was. We will keep y’all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Janice York-Deaton says:

    Russell, I am so sorry to hear of Frances passing. I know she will be terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  10. John and Jeanne Rogers says:

    We were very sorry to hear about Frances. May God’s comfort and strength be with you all.

  11. Carol Wise says:

    Dear Russell and Hancock/Stowe/Lindsay families: Ed and I were shocked to learn of Frances’s passing. We had no idea. What a tremendous loss for her family, friends, and our community – but Heaven will certainly be a happier and livelier place!
    Frances and Russell were two of the first people we met when we moved to Beaufort. Russell was serving on the board at BA, and we were struck by his and Frances’s warmth and delightful sense of humor.
    I don’t think I ever saw Frances without a smile on her face – and that is how we will remember her. She was a role model for all of us – as a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Ed and Carol Wise

  12. Priscilla Trask says:

    Russell, Frances and Anne, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Frances was aways gracious and warm. I will miss her.
    May God be in your hearts and please know you are all in my prayers. Priscilla Trask

  13. Mark and Terri Stokes says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Frances – your family will be in our hearts and prayers. She was a true Southern belle who loved her family dearly.

    Terri and Mark Stokes

  14. Winifred and Theresa Watson says:

    Russell and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Frances was such a lovely lady. You all are in our prayers. God bless you and keep you safe.

  15. Ginger Rich says:

    Dearest Russell and Family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences, love & prayers. I will deeply miss seeing and talking with Frances. The two of you Russell could always brighten my day and make me laugh. Frances always welcomed Bootie (Dog) into your home…she was definitely a dog lover!
    Please come up to see us soon & let me know if you need anything with regard to the house here.

  16. Alice Harvey says:

    If Brantley was here he would want to say with me how really sad a loss Frances is to all her friends. At the same time I pray that God almighty will send you the comfort and steadiness you need . Russell you and she were gracious sweet teammates blessings
    Alice Klatt Harvey

  17. Vernon Haynes says:

    Dear Russell and Family,
    Please accept my sympathy. I remember fondly working
    with you and your family over the years. God bless all of you.
    Vernon Haynes[

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