Donna Gail Francis, of Arkadelphia, passed away January 7, 2020, at the age of 63. She was born in Arkadelphia on April 28, 1956. She was employed as the bookkeeper for Hardman Lumber Company for 36 years. She loved cooking for and spending time with her family and dogs.
She is preceded in death by her parents JD and Joye Turner Francis. Survivors include her sisters Jeannie Beene of Conway; Kay (Herschel) Carlson of St. Genevieve, MO; one brother Johnny (Nancy) Francis of Alpine; nine nieces and nephews Michelle (Brian) Park of Tull; Linda Beene of Conway; Brent (Valerie) Carlson of Patton, MO; Dennis (Sarah) Carlson of St. Genevieve, MO; Ellen (Brian) Cremer of Bloomsdale, MO; Leslea Francis of Arkadelphia; Tressie (Jason) Smith of Alpine; Joy (JD) Buck of Arkadelphia; Jeffrey (LaVon) Francis of Atlanta, TX, 17 great-nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog Wiggles.
Pallbearers include Jason Smith, JD Buck, Tink Thomason, Sam Smedley, Ricky Francis, Dicky Francis, and honorary pallbearer is B.K. Robertson.
Services will be held at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11, at 10:00 am with interment at Alpine Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alpine Cemetery Fund at Attn: Treasurer Tressie Smith, 3293 Center Ridge Rd, Amity, AR 71921.
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