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Mary Nell Hollis Franks

Mary Nell Hollis Franks

Mary Nell Hollis Franks, age 76, of Leoma, TN passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.

She was a native of Wayne County, TN, retired from the Lawrence County School System as a teacher for 31 years, and a member of Ethridge Church of Christ.  She was also a member of the Lawrence County Genealogical Society and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her father, James O. Hollis; and one grandson, Carter Sircy.

She is survived by her husband: John Franks, Leoma, TN; two daughters: Dana Nichole Franks, Nashville, TN, and Kimberley Dawn Dunkerley (Thomas Goss), Madison, AL; one brother: James Hollis (Dianne), Decatur, AL; one sister: Shirley Hollis, Lawrenceburg; mother: Myrl Hollis, Lawrenceburg; one granddaughter: Lauren Mackenzie Goodrich; one grandson: Max Oliver Dunkerley; caregiver: Janie Littrell; one sister-in-law: Barbara Parks; two brothers-in-law: Joel Franks and Jimmy Franks.

Funeral services for Mary Nell Hollis Franks were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, with David Stofel and Rodney Livingston officiating. Interment followed at Fall River Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 478 Craighead Street, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37204.  Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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