Funeral services for Mr. Alvis Kenneth Franklin, 85, will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Huey Mayfield and Bro. Keith Shofner officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 7 p.m.
Mr. Franklin was born Jan. 29, 1927 in Plain Dealing to Albert Newton and Azilee Althea Swift Franklin and passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in Springhill.
He was a lifelong resident of this area, a member of North Arkansas Church of Christ and retired from International Paper Company, Power Plant, after 42 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florene Haynes Franklin of Springhill; children, Sandra Kaye Lallman and husband, Wayne of Pineville, Karen McCoy and husband, Wayne of Hope, Arkansas, Kenneth Franklin and wife, Sandra of Taylor, Arkansas and Lowell Wayne Franklin and wife, Carolyn of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; and four brothers.
Pallbearers will be Troy Antee, Randy Cave, Tony Houck, Alvis Kenneth Franklin, III, Chris Franklin and Joe Franklin.
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