Clara Franks

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TYRONZA - Clara Jane Franks, 89, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Marked Tree, Ark.

Clara was born January 7, 1928 to Eldridge and Alma Brewington Franks in Savannah, Tenn. They moved to Tyronza in 1930 where she grew up. She married Bernis Benton Franks March 6, 1945 and they resided in West Memphis until 1961 before moving back to Tyronza.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bernis Allen Franks who passed on April 17, 2017; two brothers, L.E. Franks and Junior Franks; and one sister, Edith Payne.

Clara is survived by two sons, Terry Franks of Las Vegas, Nev. and Steve Franks of Tyronza; two daughters, Linda Armstrong of Trumann and Lisa Davis (Terry) of Marion; five granddaughters, Julie Blagg (Michael) and Jill Dye (Ronnie) of Trumann, Lori Redman (Jake) of Little Rock, Jennifer Goldsby (Tri) of Marion and Stephanie Alford (Harold) of Collierville, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren; Erica Blagg of Nashville, Tenn., Neely Blagg and Grayson Dye of Trumann, Trevar Dye, Jackson Redman and Sophia Redman of Little Rock, Thomas Goldsby IV, Alaina Goldsby and Ana Alford; two nieces, Jeannie Wilson (Johnny) of Marion and Kathy Payne of Salem, Ark.

Services will be held at Tyronza First Baptist Church on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00 am. Pallbearers attending include, Ronnie Dye, Trevar Dye, Grayson Dye, Michael Blagg, Butch Boeckmann and James Brasfield. Family will receive friends for visitation from 10:00 until 11:00 am. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Tyronza Cemetery located in Tyronza, Arkansas.

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