Henry Clifton Frame

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Henry Clifton Frame, 88, of Chapel Hill, died Friday evening, Dec. 12, 2014, in Franklin.

Mr. Frame was born in Moore County, and was a son of the late Charlie Clifford and Etta Mae Smith Frame. He was a veteran, having served in the Third Army, 42nd Rainbow Division, C Company, under Gen. George Patton. Mr. Frame was one of the liberators of the Dachau Concentration Camp, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was a driver in the Red Ball Express during his time in service. Following service, Mr. Frame worked for United Telephone Company of Chapel Hill where he retired after 43 years as a lineman. During his time in Chapel Hill he served as an Alderman for the Town of Chapel Hill, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Frame was preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Lee Patterson Frame, who died earlier this year.

Mr. Frame is survived by his daughter, Carolyn (Rick) McDonald of Chapel Hill; son, Michael Clifton (Beverly) Frame of Wartrace; sister, Elaine Pruitt of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Christopher Frame, Tiffany Frame Collins, Cyndal Frame Adams, Michelle Lee Chumbley, Monica Patin, and Crystal Williams; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 15, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Golden officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, in charge of arrangements.