Cumbee, Carol Frances Compton

Carol Frances “Fran” Compton Cumbee, 67, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2020.

Born Sept. 3, 1952, in Montgomery County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Winnie Compton; brothers Carl, Gordon and McArthur; brothers in-law, Clarence Viers and Alvin Akers; a sister in-law, Georgia Compton; and nephews Ricky Howery and Donnie Lafon.

She is survived by her children and their families, Jennifer and Billy Lester, and their children Hannah and Connor Alexander, Kayla, Nora and Peyton, and great-grandchildren Winnie and Brandon; and Nathan and Jessica Cumbee and their children Mackenzie, Isaac, Evan Grace and Uriah.

She is also survived by Nelva Viers Akers, Dot and Jimmy Howery, Cathy and Kenneth Meador, Pat and Melvin Barnett, brother Don Compton and her sisters in-law Joyce and Mary Page; dear friends Terry Martin, Clark Mitchell, Rita and Steve Reed, Bob Bratton, Karen Jones, Bob Evans, Gilbert Cumbee and her North Fork Baptist Church family.

The family would like to thank Dr. Belton, the nursing staff of Medi Home Health Care and the nurses who cared for her in her final days at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Visitation was held Sept. 1 at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive., Blacksburg, and a memorial service followed. No graveside service will be held.


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