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Francis Vickers

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Born 6-28-1936 -- Died 11-28-2007

Francis "Vick"?Vickers, 71, of Hot Springs, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born June 28, 1936, in Minden, La.

He was a farmer, a published writer of poetry and literary works, a radio host on WWL in New Orleans, and former owner of Wood-N-Iron in Hot Springs Village.

Survivors include one son, Lonnie D. Vickers, step-son Chef Joseph A. Jones of Arlington?Hotel in Hot Springs; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Marcia Y. George and her husband Steve, Sherrie D. Scanes and her husband David, all of Hot Springs, Melissa Jones Mason and her husband Henry formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., his youngest daughters, Victoria Louise Vickers of Cherokee Village who is living with her mother, Elizabeth Beason and her husband Darrell; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Patricia Louise Vickers of Prairieville, La., and Linda Gail and Thomas "Foots" LaPorte, of Baton Rouge, La.; nieces; nephews; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Flournoy and Lottie Louise McKinney Vickers; one brother, Alan Lee Vickers; and one sister, Sandra Vickers Solar.

The burial and service was held Dec. 1 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Royal, Ark., with Pastor Mike Smith officiating.

Donations can be made to St. Michael's Church or Highland Hills Baptist Church.

Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 24, Cherokee Village, AR 72525.