Vivian L. Whitman Franks

Vivian Franks, 79, of Merryville passed away July 3, 2008 in a local hospital. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday, July 4, 2008 at Boxwood Church of Christ in Bivens, LA.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Boxwood Church of Christ in Bivens, LA.  Burial will follow at Bivens Cemetery.  Ministers will be Brother R.C. Franks and Brother Ray Franks.Ms. Vivian was a faithful member of Boxwood Church of Christ.  She dedicated her life to raising her 7 children.  She enjoyed gardening and raising farm animals.  Ms. Vivian enjoyed her last years of life with her friends and wonderful care givers at Merryville Nursing Center.  Her hope was in Jesus Christ for a home in heaven.

Ms. Vivian is survived by 4 Sons,  Johnnie & Kayla Franks of Merryville, Hershell & Becky Franks of Merryville, Leslie & Laurie Franks of Merryville, Anthony & Chevelle Franks of Bon Weir, Texas; 2 Daughters, Rhoda Jeans & Wes of Merryville and Mary Cornwell & David of Merryville; 1 Brother:  Paul & June Whitman of DeQuincy, Louisiana; 3 Sisters,  Merlene Willett of Nederland, Texas, Doris Busby of Gainsville, Georgia and Catherine Sue Hollie & Pug of Cleveland, Texas; 18 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.


Ms. Vivian was preceded in death by: her parents, Hamp & Nettie Whitman; one sister, Marie Whitman Fisher; 2 brothers, Alton Whitman & Edwin Whitman; Husbands, Ozel Franks and Lois L. Franks; 1 daughter, Paula Cornes; 1 grandson, Micheal Earl Franks and 2 great grandchildren, Alivia Hollie & Colton David Cornwell.

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