TOP PHOTO: Frankie Bacon was in her element last week when WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood and her mother, Jeanette Underwood, visited Frankie at the office of State Farm Agent Tabatha Smith.

By Jim Freeman

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Trying to keep up with the Joneses is tough in this neighborhood. “The Joneses” along North 5th Street include now 96 year old Frankie Bacon. Bacon’s been at life “and” work longer than any of us around here. Frankie turns the big nine-six today, and we always love celebrating our hero.

“I adore that woman,” said WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood. Later today, Underwood will make her annual trek to where Bacon’s been a decades long fixture, the North 5th Street State Farm Insurance Office. Frankie started with John Brown and carried right on with now with Agent Tabatha Smith. “I’ll take her a birthday card Wednesday morning,” said Underwood.

Frankie Bacon (left) and Jeanette Underwood.

Every year, Underwood and her mom, Jeanette, take Frankie some little potatoes for her to cook up. “She loves them,” said Charlotte.

Frankie is with WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood in this 2022 snapshot.

All of us here at WLAF wish you a most wonderful day, Miss Frankie. And we’ll keep doing our best to try and keep up with you. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/11/2023-6AM)

7 Replies to “Our 90s neighbor Frankie Bacon turns 96, and boy does she set a high bar”

  1. One of the sweetest people you could ever meet. Frankie, like Boomer, fits into the category that I like to call as one of the “Jewels of Campbell County”. This lady always has a smile on her face and is a great positive influence on anyone around her. Happy Birthday Frankie.

  2. One of my favorite people and she has taken care of me since I was 16 with insurance.

  3. Sweetest woman I’ve had a the pleasure of knowing for 66 years. I will always remember Frankie when we went to Central Baptist Church. She’s one of the finest women in Campbell county and probably the smartest too❤️

  4. I love Ms Frankie! She knows everyone in Campbell County! When God made her, He definitely broke the mold afterwards!

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