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Willie Mae Roberts Frans

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Willie Mae Roberts Frans, 94, of Ash Flat died July 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem.

She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Edgemont, Ark., the daughter of the late Barney Roberts and Winnie L. (Mann) Roberts. She was a widow of Jesse J. Frans Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2000.

She is survived by two sons, Jesse J. Frans Jr. and James Lee Frans II, both of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Frances Frans Arledge of Ash Flat; one sister-in-law, Alice Frans Roberts of Mariana, Ark.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Funeral services were held July 26 at the Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland.

Burial followed on July 27 at the Memphis Memory Gardens in Memphis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.

Pallbearers were Jesse J. Frans Jr., Gary R. Arledge, James Lee Frans Jr., Cameron Scott Arledge, Brett Allen Frans, Robert Anthony Frans and Leslie Steven Frans, all grandsons of Mrs. Frans.