Garnette Riddle Francis

Garnette Riddle Francis

The Riddle-Francis Scholarship was established by Garnette Riddle Francis. Mrs. Francis graduated from Averett College in 1938 and Madison College in 1940. She loved teaching English at Whitmell Farm Life School for a number of years. The Riddle-Francis Scholarship supports Pittsylvania County Public School graduates, with a preference for Tunstall and Dan River High School graduates. In 1945 she married John Thomas Francis, who owned J.M. Francis Store in Swansonville. Mrs. Francis died in 2011.

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