The Washington Times-Herald

March 26, 2009

Frances Pauline Ainscough

ODON — Frances Pauline Ainscough, 86, died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday at Eastgate Manor.

Born Feb. 18, 1923, in Roopville, Carroll County, Ga., she was the daugher of George W. and Nora S. (Howard) Hannah.

A 1943 graduate of Roopville High School, she also attended Southern Baptist College in Atlanta, Ga. She worked at Sears in Georgia and the Army Engineers and OPA during World War II in Atlanta. She came to Epsom in 1946 after her husband was discharged from the Army. She also worked at York Pharmacy in Odon from 1954 to 1965 and RCA in Bloomington from 1965 to 1983 when she retired. She attended the Baptist church in Odon.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Dwayne Edward and Kathy Ainscough of Odon and Harlen Ray Ainscough of Thornton, Colo.; grandchildren, Leah Carlson, Brianna and Renzo Freitas, Jason Ainscough, Jeffrey Ainscough, Christopher and Michelle Ainscough, Corey and Megan Ainscough and Troy and Stephanie Ainscough; great-grandchildren, Lacey Ainscough, Austin Ainscough, Addison Ainscough, Eden Ainscough, Briar Ainscough, Ethan Carlson, Mariella Freitas and Mason Freitas; sisters, Emmie Christopher, Betty Hood and Geanie Cooper; and brothers, Iva Ray Hannah, Joseph Arail Hannah and Edward G. Hannah.

Her husband, Ermal E. Ainscough, whom she married July 29, 1944, died Oct. 3, 1969. Two sisters, Hazel Yarbrough and Helen Jackson, and two brothers, William Grover Hannah and Fred M. Hannah, are also deceased.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel, with Rev. Bill Malott officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

(March 25, 2009)