Frances Marian Watts Giles, wife of Past President Lex Giles and former Executive Vice President Wesley Giles, died December 2, 2012.  She was 94.

Frances Marian Watts Giles

From the Greenville News:  Frances Marian Watts Giles, 94, Greenville, at 5:18 p.m., Sunset, December 2, 2012, embarked on her Sunset Cruise to join husband “Lex”, and many family and friends.

Her “Bon Voyage” was celebrated with her daughters, son, and daughter-in-law by her side. With a “Bright Smile” she departed from Rolling Green, always enriching others with many kind words, fond moments and countless memories. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: William Wesley and Teresa Giles of Greenville, SC; two daughters Lucile Alexis “Luci” Giles Williams of Greenville, SC, and Eleanor Eugenia “Genie” Giles Perry of Columbia, SC; two grandchildren: Edward Eugene “Ward” Williams IV of Houston, TX and Alexis Giles Williams of Chattanooga TN. She was predeceased by her husband: Ira Alexis “Lex” Giles Jr. and mother: Ella Outlaw Watts.

She was born in Georgetown, SC, and lived in Murrells Inlet, SC. She moved to Greenville prior to World War II and completed Business College. After graduating she was employed with Scurry-Nixon Co., in the Accounting Department and Cooper Motor Lines in the Finance Dept. While raising her family, she also joined her husband, Lex, in the family Real Estate-Development & Investment Business for 40 years. Frances was a member of Second Presbyterian Church.