M.B. Franks

M.B. Franks, 97, of Oretta, LA passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was a faithful Christian and preached the gospel of Jesus Christ for 80 years. He served as minister for several Churches of Christ in Southwest Louisiana and was the minister at Lone Pine Church of Christ in Merryville when he became ill.

M.B. owned several retail businesses from 1943-1986, the last of which was Franks’ Furniture in DeQuincy.


He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Rena Duhon Franks; two daughters, Rita (Glenn) Whitman of Merryville and Renee (Darrell) Treme of Lake Charles; three sons, Jerry (Paula) Franks of Natchitoches, Glen (Ena) Franks of Lake Charles, and Malcolm (Theresa) Franks of Toledo Bend; 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren; one sister, Otha Lee Hewitt of Lake Charles and one brother, Hubert Franks of Newton, TX.Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Damon Whitman, Chad Franks, Matt Franks, Chris Franks, Dan Riley, Jeron Treme and Dustin Treme.


Funeral Services will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the DeQuincy Church of Christ in DeQuincy, LA with Ray Hyatt and Ben Treme (grandson) officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 5:00-8:00PM and will continue on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 9:00AM until time of service. Burial will follow in the Bivens Cemetery in Bivens, LA. The family would like to thank Brighton Bridge Hospice and caregivers, Donna Dubke and Leola Rideaux, for their compassionate care for the last two months.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Bivens Cemetery – Hwy 389, c/o Johnny Faye Blackman, 225 Old River Dam Road, Merryville, LA 70653 or the American Cancer Society.

M.B. Franks