Franklin E. Chapps Sr., 69, of Hardy died Jan. 23, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.
Born March 2, 1932, in Helena, he was the son of Joseph A. and Rosa Mae Chapps. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a field mechanic for different sawmills in the area and worked in construction.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie B. Chapps; two sons, -- Franklin Chapps Jr. of Cherokee Village, and Albert Chapps of Sitka; four daughters -- Roseanne Chapps of Paragould, Linda Stafford of Highland, Carol Burnett of Ozark Acres, and Beverly Lloyd of Jonesboro; a stepson, Earl Edward Moore of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; four stepdaughters -- Priscilla Kay Friesland of Hardy, Loretta Chapps of Cherokee Village, Pearl Sparks of Ozark Acres and Blossom Shirley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Joella Green of Hardy; 27 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Addie; and a sister, Dorothy Smith.
The funeral was Jan. 26 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland with Paul White of Highland Hills Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Baker Cemetery, located near Ozark Acres.
Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.