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Melva Glenn "Wick" Franks
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1930
Guin
Marion County
Alabama, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1994
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Services for Melva "Wick" Franks, 64, of 604 11th Ave., Green Rock, are 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairman Funeral Home, Green Rock. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. A memorial fund has been established.

Mr. Franks died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1994 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

He was born Jan 26, 1930, in Guin, Ala., the son of Larken and Cora A. Darty Franks. He married Tressie Mae Garret April 15, 1968, in Mississippi, Ala.

He was employed for 31 years as a ball cannon operator at John Deere Foundry, Silvis, retiring in 1992.

He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 81.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include the widow; daughters, Debra Franks, Moline, Kathy Brankdle, Green Rock, Janice Mayers, Lewisville, Texas, Linda Pounders, Russellville, Ala., Ann Allen, Decatur, Ala., Sharon Clark, Haleyville, Ala., and Judy Robinson, Sulligent, Ala; sons Rick Franks, Moline and Bobby Tittle, Lynn, Ala.; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Corene Harrinton, Melville, La., Lucille Linley, Brillant, Ala., and brothers, Buddy Franks, Hamilton, Ala., Joe Franks, Winfield, Ala., Paul Franks, Milan, and Jim Franks, Port Byron.

(Published in the Moline Dispatch Sept, 1994)

Melva "Wick" G. Franks is the Grandfather of Jeremy Eugene King.

Note: Melva's middle name may be spelled Glynn or variation of. 
 
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 Parents:
  Larken Franks (1895 - 1949)
  Cora A Darty Franks (1906 - 1977)
 
 Spouse:
  Tressie Mae Garrett Franks (1924 - 2003)
 
 Siblings:
  Elmon Franks (1915 - 1945)**
  Dock Franks (1928 - 2010)*
  Melva Glenn Franks (1930 - 1994)
  Joe Mack Franks (1944 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
IN LOVING MEMORY
 
Burial:
Greenview Memorial Gardens
East Moline
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Garden of Devotion
 
Created by: Martha Franks Phillips M...
Record added: Apr 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108853026
Melva Glenn Wick Franks
Added by: Martha Franks Phillips Martin
 
Melva Glenn Wick Franks
Added by: Martha Franks Phillips Martin
 
Melva Glenn Wick Franks
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 Added: Mar. 15, 2014
 
 
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