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Funeral Services for Tommie Holcomb Franks, 80, of Rusk, will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David O'Neal and Bro. Don Copeland officiating. Burial will follow at Russell Cemetery, Rusk, TX.
Mrs. Franks passed away June 13, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. She was born April 6, 1937 in Rusk to the late Pat and Ella Mae Holcomb. She graduated Rusk High school and went on to nursing school and spent her entire career as a Registered Nurse. She eventually retired from Rusk State Hospital. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Billy Ray Franks and daughters, Brenda Kay and Janet Renee. She is survived by her son, Neal Trotter and his friend Melissa Cockerham, Lufkin, grandchildren, Court Bryan, April Lynn Smith, Sandy Michelle Smith, Karmen Lovely, Zachary Ethan Trotter, Lucas Kole Trotter, sisters, Peggy Waldie, Tyler, Doris Acker, Tyler, great-grandchild, Paxton, numerous nieces and nephews. Many thanks to her special friend Robert Chancellor, Jacksonville for always being there to help her.
Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the funeral home.
Published on June 14, 2017
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