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Jimmy Franks

February 11, 1947 — November 1, 2017

William James "Jimmy" FranksLaurensWilliam James "Jimmy" Franks, age 70, of 751 East Main Street, and husband of Alice Faith Nelson Franks, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at his home.Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Robert Jack and Alice Florine King Franks. Jimmy retired from the National Guard and from Timken, formerly known as Torrington. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, was a former member of Laurens City Council for three terms and was a longtime volunteer with Laurens City Fire Department.Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Robert T. "Robin" Franks and wife Micki of Laurens, and Tina Lynn F. Fulmer of Laurens; one brother, Michael "Tim" Franks and wife Audrey; five grandchildren, James, Benji, Will, Autumn and Faith; and two great-grandchildren, Bentley and Elleigh.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Hillcrest Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Greg Hellams with Military Honors. A private burial will be held at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson.The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service.Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 216 Independence Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Kindred Hospice, 905 East Main Street, Suite 2, Spartanburg, SC 29302.Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jimmy Franks please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

MJ Dolly Cooper Veteran's Cemetery
140 Inway Dr.
Anderson, SC, 29621

Service

NOV 4. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Hillcrest Baptist Church

216 Independence Avenue

Laurens, SC

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Visitation

Sunday, November 29, 2015

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587

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Funeral Services

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

The Chapel of Bright Funeral Home

405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587

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