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Hal Dee Franks

Hal Dee Franks, 77, Russellville, passed away Sept. 14, 2016, at home after a lengthy illness.

A native of Franklin County, Mr. Franks lived his entire life in Russellville and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was retired, having worked at both U.S. Reduction and Gerald’s Metals of Russellville. He was a member of the Cattleman’s Association of Franklin County.

The family will receive friends Sept. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Eddie Wix officiating. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jeannette; children Peggy Seay and husband Jimmy Dale, Janice Thompson and husband Jim, Rodney Franks and Mark Thomas; and siblings, Robert Ray Franks and Mattie Sue Taylor. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Nick Seay, April Lucas, Matt Hood, Liz Hood and Rachel Seay, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert O. and Minnie Dale Franks; and Billy Hugh Franks, a brother.

Pallbearers will be Nick Seay, Matt Hood, Kevin Lucas, Dylan Lucas, Milton Hutcheson and Mike Franks. Honorary pallbearer will be Nathan Lucas.