Frankie Terry Boshears accepted her heavenly reward on November 5, 2023, at the age of 94. She was born on March 9, 1929, in Caryville, Tennessee to the late Leatha and Melton Terry. She met her husband Hugh after his time in the Army and attended Jacksboro High School. She ran her own little grocery store in the neighborhood for 10 years. Everyone came for lunch to eat her great sandwiches.

Frankie was a faithful Christian who loved singing in a trio with her late sister-in-law, Virginia Boshears, and her late friend, Betty Fowler Padgett. She was a member of Woodlake Baptist Church. Attending church was a favorite duty until her health began to decline.

In addition to her parents, Frankie was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Boshears; stepfather, Robert Brown; sisters, Dora Massengill and husband Claude, Sylvia Raines and husband Ernest, Flora Raines and husband Ralph; brothers, Leonard Terry and wife Della, Luther Terry and wife Thelma; and son-in-law, Wayne Tidwell.

Left to carry on her memory are her children; daughters, Pat Tidwell, and Carolyn Cervone and husband David; sons, Don Boshears and wife Gail, and Garvon Boshears; grandchildren, Melissa Perkins, Michael Boshears, Scott Cervone and wife Cindi, Christopher Cervone, Kelli Lowe and husband Chad, Lyndsey Stout, Allison Boshears, and Lauren Bowan. 18 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 5 PM to 7 PM in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral service to follow at 7 PM with Rev. George Asbury officiating. The family will meet at the funeral home on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10:15 AM to go in a funeral procession to Mount Paran Cemetery for an 11 AM interment.

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The family has entrusted the care of Frankie Terry Boshears to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most.”