Mary Franks

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Mary Franks, of New Boston, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital. She was 81.

Mary was born June 21, 1936, in Maud, Texas, to Perry and Exie Ross Pulce. On August 7, 1954, she was married to William Franks. She was a homemaker and a member of Plantation Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Janet Sue Franks.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William Franks of New Boston, Texas; three sisters, Bernadine Feagin of Arlington, Texas; Faddie Peters of New Boston, Texas and Betty Humes of New Boston, Texas; two brothers, Troy Pulce and William “Preacher” Pulce; and numerous nieces. nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were 1:00 PM Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Woodmen Cemetery in De Kalb, Texas with James Boyd Strain officiating, under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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