A candidate biography: Francis Creech
by Halei Lamb | October 25, 2017 4:31 pm
by WHITLEY CLIFTON Meet Francis Creech, council member candidate for the upcoming election of Stillmore.
Born in Swainsboro, Creech moved to Stillmore at 2-months-old, where she lived until graduating from ECI in 1956. Upon graduation, she married the late John B. Creech, and together, they traveled, living from East Coast to West Coast during Mr. Creech’s 23-year career in the Navy. In 1979, the couple moved back to Stillmore to help take care of Francis’s ailing parents. Since returning, Creech has set her focus on the betterment of Stillmore and keeping things running in a smooth-order fashion. Her motivation to run for council was from the influence of her father, Julian E. Pierson, who served as mayor of Stillmore from 1960 until stepping down in 1976, where he was announced as the water manager of Stillmore.
Francis and her late husband have three children: a daughter, Julie Hindman Wilford of South Carolina, and two sons, James D. Creech of Kite and Timothy H. Creech of Williamsburg, Va. She is the grandmother of six grands and the great-grandmother of 13 great-grands, with a 14th, a little boy, due in January 2018.
She retired from David Emanuel Academy after 23 years as a K5 teacher. Today, Creech spends her extra time running errands and filling the needs of Stillmore. She is a member of the Stillmore Ladies Club, where she and her fellow members work as a group on the Christmas parade, organize quilt raffles and yard/bake sales, keep up the appearance on the City of Stillmore, and assist with the Stillmore Museum.
Creech has been a member of Stillmore Missionary Baptist Church for approximately 40 years. She enjoys staying as active as possible. In her spare time, she reads, watches westerns, and colors in adult coloring books.