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Wilma France

June 1, 1944 — January 21, 2015

Loyall-Wilma J. France, 70 of Loyall passed away Wednesday evening of Jan. 21, 2015 at home while surrounded by her family and friends following a valiant and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She will be sadly missed by all the lives she touched and brightened both personally and professionally.  The world seems a little dimmer with her gone.  She passed out of this world as she lived in it with honor and dignity.

She was a member of Lenarue Baptist Church and retired from Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital with more than 40 years of service the last 20 years being Director and Home Health Administrator.

Preceded in death by Father James Criss and Mother Hulda Edna Whitman Bolton;  brother Johnny Ray Bolton, sister Christine Bennett, Father and Mother in law Anthrel and Mariaum Stanton France.

She is survived by her husband Sam J. France of Loyall, Son Anthrel Mark France of Loyall, Brothers James C. Bolton of Cawood, Glen Bolton of Smith, Sisters Claudine Braden of Michigan and Anna Lindsay of Tennessee; she leaves several nieces & nephews and other relatives to mourn her passing.

Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. Friday (Jan. 23) at Anderson- Laws & Jones Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday (Jan. 24) at the Lenarue Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Howard officiating.

Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith.

Memorials are suggested to The Hospice of the Bluegrass, PO Box 189, Harlan, KY or to any Alzheimer’s fund of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at

Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the France Family.

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