Francis Rhodes

Sunday, February 2, 2003

Francis Wells Rhodes, 73, of Ravenden Springs died Feb. 14, 2002, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Memphis, she was the daughter of Walter and Tricie Wells Gray. She married John Rudolph Rhodes. She worked as a cashier for Wal-Mart in Pocahontas for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ravenden Springs.

Survivors include four sons -- Russell Clude of Ravenden, Kenny Clude of Williford, John David Rhodes of Maynard, and Ricki Clude; two daughters -- Frances Yvonne McClinton of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Betty Jean Pittman of Petersburg, Tenn.; a brother, Billy Gray of Destin, Fla.; and a sister, Sally Jo Byers of Hardy; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

A memorial service was Feb. 17 at the chapel of Higginbotham Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge. A private burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Ser-vice of Walnut Ridge.