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Francis Mulvaney, Jr.

January 2, 1927 — February 1, 2024


Francis Mulvaney, Jr.

Francis “Frank” Mulvaney, Jr. was a beloved individual who will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. He passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Haywood Lodge in Haywood County, North Carolina.


Born on January 2, 1927, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, Frank was the son of the late Frank Mulvaney, Sr. and Kathryn Bradford Mulvaney. He grew up in a loving family and had a close bond with his siblings. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Georgie Worley Mulvaney in 2018. He also mourned the loss of his sister, Kathryn Mulvaney Allen; his brother, Joseph Bradford Mulvaney; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Cora Mae Phillips; and brother-in-law, Guy Herbert Morris, Sr.


Frank's passion for numbers led him to pursue a career as an accountant. He dedicated 30 fruitful years of his life to Champion International as an accountant. His commitment to his profession was widely recognized and appreciated.


After completing his education at Lee H. Edwards High School, Frank continued to expand his knowledge at North Carolina State University. He graduated from NCSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. His educational background undoubtedly contributed to his success as an accountant.


A proud veteran of the United States Army, Frank served our country with honor and dedication. His military service is a testament to his selflessness and love for his country.


Throughout his life, Frank was actively involved in various organizations and associations that were close to his heart. He served as Treasurer of the NC Association of Accountants, American Red Cross, and Canton Fire Department. His financial expertise made him an invaluable asset to these organizations. Additionally, he was an esteemed member of the NC State Wolfpack Club and the NC State Alumni Association. These affiliations allowed him to stay connected to his alma mater and foster lifelong friendships.


Spirituality played a significant role in Frank's life. He was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he found solace and guidance. His faith served as a source of strength and comfort throughout his remarkable journey.


Frank leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survived by his loving daughter, Lee Ann Fish, and her husband, Randy, of Lawrenceville, GA. His family was a constant source of joy and pride for him. He is also survived by two sisters: Mary Ann Mulvaney Morris of Weaverville and Marjorie Mulvaney Hagan of Hendersonville. Their bond was truly special, and their shared memories will forever hold a place in their hearts.


Frank had a wide circle of extended family members and friends who were fortunate to be touched by his kindness and warmth. Numerous nieces and nephews will remember him fondly for his wisdom and love.


Lee Ann and Randy would like to thank the staff at Haywood Lodge for the excellent care and love given to Frank.


A visitation for friends and family to pay their respects will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, starting at 12:45 PM at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. This will be followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home.


As we bid farewell to Frank Mulvaney, Jr., let us remember him for the wonderful person he was. His legacy will continue to inspire us all to seek excellence in our pursuits and cherish our loved ones. May he rest in eternal peace knowing he touched the lives of many with his kind heart and unwavering spirit.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaverdam Community Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 28 Garrett Cove, Canton, NC  28716.


The care of Mr. Mulvaney has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton and an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at

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Past Services


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

12:45 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway, Canton, NC 28716

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Beaverdam Community Cemetery

80 Rice Cv Rd, Canton, NC 28716

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