Frances Maguire died on January 1, 2007 at Embracing Hospice Care in Snellville, Georgia following a five year battle with breast cancer. Fran was born in Charleston, SC on November 3, 1952, daughter of Frances Moore Maguire and the late Dr. Carter Patrick Maguire MD. She graduated from Ashley Hall School in Charleston and earned her BA degree from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Her professional career included positions with the Coca Cola Company, Southern Bell, AT&T, Burton-Campbell Advertising Agency, Corporate Media Communications, Sirius Images Corporation, the Gwinnett County School System, and Gwinnett Magazine. In recent years, she worked as a freelance writer for a number of magazines including Veranda, Unique Homes, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and others. She was awarded two Gold Georgia Gamma Awards in 2003 by the Magazine Association of Georgia for best feature in Gwinnett Magazine and Best Essay in Atlanta Parent Magazine for articles on her struggle with breast cancer. Fran was a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church where she served as Deacon and a member of the Choir. She is survived by her husband, Glenn A. Paist and daughters, Jessica and Katherine, of Lilburn; mother, Frances Moore Maguire of Gainesville; siblings and families, Judith and Terry Tindel and sons, Adam and Andrew of Atlanta; Virginia Poole and daughter and son, Jennifer and Sam Poole, of Brentwood, TN; Carter and Charlotte Maguire and children, Carter, Caroline, and Ashton, of Atlanta; Patricia Maguire of Coral Gables, FL; and Kenneth Maguire of Hilton Head. In addition to her family, Fran leaves behind many special friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Smoke Rise Baptist Church, 5901 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, 11:00 AM, Friday, January 5, 2007 with Dr. Robert F. Browning officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Cemetery in Snellville. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 4, 2007 from 6 to 9 PM at location. Tom M. Wages Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Fran's name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at Building D, Suite 250, 4840 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200, .