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Frances Coles McClennan / November 21, 2019

Frances Coles McClennan, 93, of Halifax, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. She was born in Montgomery, W.VA., on Jan. 30, 1926, daughter of the late Nathaniel Robert Coles and the late Katherine Hankins Coles. She was married to the late William Elliott McClennan Jr. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and retired medical technologist.

Ms. McClennan is survived by two sons, William Elliott McClennan III and wife Jennifer of Arlington and Robert Coles McClennan of Washington, DC; three grandchildren, William E. McClennan IV, Abigail McClennan and James McClennan, all of Arlington.

She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Kristin Elizabeth McClennan.

A funeral will be held Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul Rowles officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

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Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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