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Bartley & Sons Funeral Home
Friday July 15th, 2022
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Bartley & Sons Funeral Home
Saturday July 16th, 2022
8:00am - 11:00am

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Saturday July 16th, 2022
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Frances Arms Gamble

Ms. Frances Arms Gamble, age 80, of Hestand, KY passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. She was born in Proctor Creek, TN, on January 2, 1942. Frances will be forever remembered as one of the original and longest-lived BBQ restaurants and traditions in Clay Co, TN, and Monroe Co, KY, which continues to live on today. Many of the BBQs in the region have ties that originated with ‘Frances BBQ’. She is remembered as an icon in her community for her kindness and generosity for all the meals and contributions that she provided to local families in need over the past 5 decades that were mostly hidden from the public. For the hundreds of employees that worked under her care, she instilled the motto “The customer is always right!” Frances was a member of Moss Church of Christ and Hestand Church of Christ.

She is survived by her two sons, David Arms of Hestand KY, and Victor Arms (Karen) of Franklin TN. Her grandchildren include Chad Arms (Ashley), Sara Arms Neal (Andrew), and Sydney Arms, along with numerous great-grandchildren. Her siblings include Pat Bebout (Ron) of Hestand KY, Mary Strong (James Martin) of Moss TN, William Head (Sandra) of Summer Shade KY, Robert Walker (Sue) of Gallatin TN, and Ralph Walker (Charlotte) of Hendersonville TN. She has several nieces and nephews.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jim Gamble; one brother, Billy Walker.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Bartley & Sons Funeral home with a burial to follow at the Moss Church of Christ Cemetery, Moss TN.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday at Bartley & Sons Funeral Home in Tompkinsville on Friday, July 15, 2022, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Visitation with the family will also be on Saturday, July 16th from 8:00 am to 11 am.

Bartley & Sons Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Frances Arms Gamble.


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Ann Lee Jul 18 2022 12:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

Barry Murphy Jul 16 2022 10:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

Kevin & Emily Williams Jul 15 2022 4:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

Vivian McCarter Jul 15 2022 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

Sheree Fox Jul 15 2022 9:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

Patricia Darnelle Gearlds Jul 15 2022 7:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

Yvonne Watt Orefice Jul 14 2022 11:20 PM

I will always remember her for her loving smiling caring ways
She always greeted you anytime you stopped in at the BBQ
I remember especially when I got out of St Thomas hospital from doing chemo we stopped at the BBQ I wanted to Thank her For sending BBQ to me while I was at the hospital She would have mom And dad stop and pick it up on there way to hospital
She also gave each of us a free BBQ meal that day
She gave me a hug and told me how glad she was to see me home
What she did for me made me feel so loved and cared for
She was a shining light in our community
Always helping others
I will never forget Frances She will always be remembered for her loving caring ways to everyone she knew and met She never meet and a stranger only a new friend
My heart goes out to her family
Especially David who to this day Carries on the BBQ his mom started And took good care of his mom through it all
My thoughts and prayers are with the family
RIP Frances you fought a good fight you kept the faith now a crown of righteousness awaits you
With Christian Love
Meschell Odle

Meschell Odle Jul 14 2022 10:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

LeeAnn Rich & Family Jul 14 2022 10:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Gamble

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