Her marriage records lists her as Frances Bishop, age 18 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BD-MSBM-J?i=623&cc=1927197&cat=230776
It is doubtful that at 18 years old she is divorced or a widow, so I would assume that her maiden name was Bishop.
There is a Frances Bishop, age 6 in the 1940 census for Coweta Co, GA. She is one of eight children of Clarence & Mary Bishop. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9M1-H8GZ?i=10&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AK7L8-YPT
Her 1988 death record lists her as Mary F. Higingbotham, which would have been her name at the time of her death. I would assume that she had re-married someone named Higingbotham (probably Higgenbotham). https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4S9-57L
To add to my reply above, Mary Higingbotham is buried in the same cemetery as Clarence & Mary Kellum Bishop, which makes me think that she is definitely their 6 year old daughter listed in the 1940 census.
Thank you for the information. You helped open a lot of doors for me to my husband's dad's side of the family. I'm now can start looking for Mary Frances homicide records (she was murdered somewhere in Atlanta). I now have a piece of her puzzle to add to to find the rest of the family.
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