On December 28, 2021, the Forum, and this world, lost one of its most generous spirits when Frank Elmore lost his courageous battle with lung cancer.
To describe Frank as a generous spirit is an understatement. He was always there to help, whether it was to listen to a creative legal argument, or to help you with your golf swing. Frank made it a point to make everyone feel welcome in the Forum, especially newcomers. He went out of his way to greet folks and help them become engaged. In doing so, he made many friends and was greatly admired. Frank volunteered to organize our Forum meeting golf outings, which he did superbly, as he did everything. For that reason, many believed that golf was Frank’s passion. For those of us who were very close to him and his family, we know that his real passion was his wife, Lee, who he fell in love with when they were both law students at the University of South Carolina, and his wonderful daughters, Marguerite and Sarah Lawton. Frank bragged about their accomplishments all the time. We will miss Frank’s smile and his hearty laugh. But we cannot miss him as much as his “girls,” as he affectionately called them. He has left a hole in their hearts and in their lives. Please keep them in your prayers.