Cary News: Obituaries

Frances Anne Pittard Gregory

Frances Anne “Fran” Pittard Gregory, 54, wife of Thomas Young Gregory, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Fran was born December 1, 1958 to William Robert Pittard, deceased, and Jacqueline P. Pittard. A graduate of Bluestone High School with the Class of 1977, Fran continued her education at Mary Baldwin College, graduating in 1990 with an A average in her studies and obtaining a BA in Computer Science and Accounting. Her working career started in 1977 as a Sales Representative in the newspaper industry. She remained there until 1990 when she was a Treasury Accountant at Pitt Memorial Hospital from 1994 until 1997. From 1997 until 2000, she was the head accountant with Triangle Transit Authority and from then until the present, she was a Business Analyst for UNC Physicians Associates. Her greatest joy in life was her son Will, and it was her desire to make sure he had the best that life could offer. Fran loved to cook and she used that talent to help the needy through her church and her work. She loved animals. A member of Peace Presbyterian Church, PCA in Cary, Fran was most proud of being a Christian and after she became ill, she escalated her witness to Christ. She was extremely dedicated to whatever she was involved in and gave it her all. She had a great love for her sister, Nan; her mother and family. Funeral services will be 2PM Saturday at Fran’s home church, Buffalo Baptist Church in Buffalo Junction, VA with The Reverend Jerry McFarland officiating. Interment will follow in Oakhurst Cemetery. In addition to her husband and mother, Fran is survived by her son, Will Gregory; sister and brother-in-law, Nan and Michael Diamond of Stovall, NC; brother and sister-in-law, John William and Bonnie Pittard of Buffalo Junction; sister-in-law, Gale B. Pittard of Buffalo Junction, Va. and nephews, Joshua, Zachary, and Caleb Pittard. The family will receive friends 7-9PM Friday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at