6.1.19 obituaries


Jimmie Harrell Dixon

Jesup--Jimmie Harrell Dixon, 66, of Jesup died May 29, 2019, at her residence after an extended illness.

The Wayne County native and former resident of Glynn County was a former employee with the Boys Estate and Walmart of Brunswick.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ed and Evelyn Harrell Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Danny Dixon of Jesup; two daughters, Marica (Jose Manuel) Zavala of Jesup and Alicia (Christopher) Brantley of Jesup; two sisters, Bobbie Kovar of Jacksonville, Florida and Jackie Lowther of Brunswick; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Memorial services will be held by the family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Maxine Tyson Franks

Tifton--Maxine Tyson Franks, 89, of Tifton died May 27, 2019, at her residence.

Born Nov. 21, 1929, in Tift County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Harold Tyson and Lena Mae Wynn Tyson and lived on Rural Route No. 4, east of Tifton, all of her life.

She was a retired homemaker, devoted mother of six children, 12 grandchildren, a great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was an active member of Corinth Freewill Baptist Church in Brookfield, director of the local chapter of the American Red Cross for more than 20 years, operated the Blood Mobile for many years and operated an exercise salon in Tifton.

She was the wife of a World War II Navy veteran, brother to a fallen Vietnam veteran, true servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, gospel singer (convention style) and the sweetest person one could ever meet, according to her family. She loved to travel the United States with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wallace Franks; son, Lenn Madison Franks; two brothers, Elder Charles Tyson and Harold Tyson; two sons-in-law, Ronald Pickens and Bobby Cofield; one daughter-in-law, Jan Davis Franks; and three grandchildren, Jeremy and Megan Franks and Tina Cooper.

Survivors include her daughters, Diane Franks (Ronald) Parten of Ashburn and Wanda Franks Cofield of Tifton; her sons, Lanny J. Franks of Tifton, Randy Franks (Joyce Drawdy Franks) of Jesup, Ronny Franks (Sherrie Brewer Franks) of Jasper and Lisa Koella Franks (Lenn) of Sanibel, Florida; her sisters, Betty Ruth Tyson McMillan of Enigma and Margaret Tyson Willis of Tifton; her brothers, Billy Tyson (Dixie) of Snellville and Arthur Lee Tyson (Catherine) of Sharpsburg; two sisters-in-law, Faye Franks of Fairburn and Faye Ogletree of Tifton; one brother-in-law and his wife, Lehman and Ruby Franks of Franklin, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, Geriann Wishum Weeks, Rusty Wishum, Myra Wishum Smith, Lee Cooper, Johnna Franks Barrentine, Kayla Franks Brantley, Justin Franks, Gina Franks Thornton, Max Harold Franks, Anna Franks Swanson, Alena Franks Sudduth and Denver Franks; 15 great-grandchildren, Brittini, Heather, Wran, Hayden, Grace, Will, Brady, JoLynn, Isaac, Tyson, Candice, Blair, Wilhelm, Wyatt, Paisley, Ross and Ella; and six great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held May 30 in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Jimmy Franks, the Rev. Marshall Kennedy and the Rev. Dale Bishop officiating. She was laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons Rusty Wishum, Russ Smith, Lee Cooper, Justin Franks, Max Franks, Denver Franks, Christopher Thornton, Mark Swanson and Lance Sudduth. Honorary pallbearers were  members of the Tifton Gideon Camp.

Memorial gifts may be made in memory to the Gideons International, Tifton Camp, P.O. Box 7051, Tifton, GA 31793; or to Corinth Freewill Baptist Church, 3216 Chula-Brookfield Road, Brookfield, GA 31727.

You may offer condolences to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.  Services for the Franks family were under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.


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