COE Alum, Dr. Mary Frances Compton, dies

Mary Frances Compton (DED ’67), age 81, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013. A native of Paris, Tennessee; Dr. Compton was the daughter of the late William and Lena Mai Smith Compton. She received her undergraduate degree at Peabody College and her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Florida.

She retired as Professor of Curriculum & Supervision at the University of Georgia. Dr. Compton made significant contributions to the field of middle school education and had been a teacher, principal, and education consultant. She was an avid tennis player, the first president of the Clarke/Oconee Tennis Association (COTA), and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for over 10 years.

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