Lois Marie Franks, 93 of Longview and formerly of Paris

Lois Marie Franks, 93 of Longview and formerly of Paris, died on Thursday, May 01, 2014 in Crestcare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Longview.   Wood Funeral Homes will conduct Graveside services have been scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Highland Cemetery.  The family will gather at the Funeral Home prior to Service.

She was born in Red River County, the daughter of Fred Ross and Fairy Starks Clifton.  Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.  She married Thurman Franks on March 13, 1936.  He died on November 12, 2008.  Mrs. Franks retired from Paris Jr. College where she worked in Food Service.

Survivors are her children:  Jan Williams and husband, Ray of Sulphur Bluff and Johnnie Duffee and husband, Ed of Longview; three grandchildren:  Steve Legate and wife, Debra of Lewisville; Randy Duffee and wife, Debbie of Longview; Phillip Duffee and wife, Tammy of Hallsville:  three great-grandchildren:  Kyle Duffee of Dallas, Mathew Legate and wife Margie of Ft. Hood, and Jennifer Duffee of Kilgore.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.



  1. Sharon Wood says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Marie’s passing. I work at PJC and loved both her and Thurman. They were both so sweet and kind to me. I also knew her through Oak Park Methodist Church. Marie and my mom were in the same sunday school class. Again, you all are in my thoughts and prayers over your loss of a dear, dear lady.
    Sharon Wood

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