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Mary Lou Franks

December 5, 1932 — March 7, 2018

Mary Lou McDonald Franks, 85, of Benton, TN passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her residence.  She worked at Benton Manufacturing for 26 years.  She loved to cook and no one left her home without a meal.  She loved going to church, her flowers but most of all her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert (Bob) and Lucy Morgan McDonald; brothers, Robert, Jr., Walter, J. M. and Johnny McDonald; sisters, Sue Moorhouse, Kate Long, Alice Moorhouse, Louise Bates, Blanche McDonald, Dorothy Bishop and Edna Link.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar Franks; daughter, Shelia (Michael) Trew of Benton, TN; grandchildren, Nick Trew and Kevin Trew; great grandchildren, Kaden Trew, Addisyn Trew, Ashtyn Trew.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Hatcher and Reverend Joe Hicks officiating.  Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens.  A white dove release ceremony will conclude the services.  

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Nick Trew, Kevin Trew, Kaden Trew, Corey Biggs, Brandon Casson and Cody Dillingham.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Franks family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Lou Franks, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 9, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Benton Memorial Gardens

217 Patty Rd, Benton, TN 37307

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