Alfred L. (Al) Franks

Alfred L. (Al) Franks

Tuesday, January 3rd, 1939 - Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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Alfred L. “AL” Franks passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Huntington Street Church of Christ in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Burial will follow in the Parkway Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, October 18 from 5:00 -7:00 P. M. at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko and at the church on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 A.M. until service time there at 11:00 A.M.
He was born January 3, 1939 in Louisiana to the late Louis Alfred and Lucille Belvin Franks. AL was a member of the Huntington Street Church of Christ, a minister, and publisher and editor of the Magnolia Messenger for 40 years.

AL is survived by his wife, June Pearson Franks; sons Paul Franks (Glenda), Philip Franks (Tammy), and Stephen Franks (Lisa); sister Ina Sadler of Vidor, TX; grandchildren Vincent Franks (Kori), Philip Dale Franks II, Erin Hinson (Derek), Andrea Skelton (Shaun), Megan Sheppard (Andrew), Ashley Lambert (Rusty), JoAnna Roos (Derick), and Ali Meyer (Chris); great-grandchildren Braylee, Sadie, Silas, Abel, Lucy, Addison, Matthew, Maci, Myles, Mila, Mabry, Henley and Haley.

Al made his first Bible talk when he was 9 years old at his home congregation at The Boxwood Church of Christ in Merryville, LA. He was preaching full time when he was 16 years old at Bilbo & Roberts St. Church of Christ in DeRidder, LA. Other places he has preached full time include, Mayfield Church of Christ in Saltillo, MS, Skyline Church of Christ in Tupelo, MS, Yazoo City Church of Christ, Rolling Fork Church of Christ, Poplar Springs Church of Christ in Clarksburg, TN, and South Huntington St Church of Christ, Kosciusko MS.He also helped start Churches in Forest, MS, Crystal Springs, MS, and Meridian, MS.At the time of his death, he was serving as an elder at the South Huntington St Church of Christ.He Studied at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson,TN, and Harding Graduate School in Memphis, TN.Al was a devoted student of God’s word and a man of prayer. In 1971 Al and June moved to Kosciusko, MS. Then In 1978, he started a religious publication, The Magnolia Messenger, at the church in Kosciusko. He served the role as editor, and he thanked God everyday that he was able to do this work. Al had never planned on retiring. Al was a preacher, a publisher, and a pilot. One of his loves was flying. Heeven piloted his son’s airplane the afternoon of his accident. Al was a faithful gospel preacher for 70 plus years. He was blessed to preach the Sunday before he passed away. He spoke from his heart about Paradise and how we need to be ready for that day. We can rest assured that Alfred L Franks is now resting in the arms of Jesus in that beautiful place called Paradise.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    - Culpepper Funeral Home
    11748 Hwy 35 North
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    South Huntington Street Church of Christ
    820 South Huntington Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 11:00am
    South Huntington Street Church of Christ
    820 South Huntington Street
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  • Interment

    Parkway Cemetery
    Huntington St.
    KOSCIUSKO, MS 39090
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Eva Almon

Posted at 07:27am
Brother Al is dear to my heart. He preached by brother Wade’s funeral in 1972, my dad Cecil’s funeral in 1982 and my mom Minnie’s funeral in 2015. What a wonderful day it will be when I see him again in Heaven.

Marilyn Mann

Posted at 09:21pm
Brother Franks and Ms. June have always had a special place in my heart. Always such warm, welcoming & loving people, setting an example of how God's love blesses us everyday.

Gary and Leigh Cochran

Posted at 12:24pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bill Denton

Posted at 09:49am
Al Franks has been a blessing to so many people, including myself. Gentle, passionate, and gracious, he left a trail of goodness that will last for a long time. He probably never knew how much his personal encouragement to me was appreciated, but it is. Through the Magnolia Messenger, his effort to promote peace and unity has had a marvelous impact, while upholding the ancient gospel of Jesus. May the good Lord give us more people like him.

Martha Woods Evans

Posted at 03:02am
" as a kid I enjoyed listen to pastor AL Franks give the wonderful words of GOD!" we all through the world of pastor AL Franks !" now he has spread the golden wings up in Heaven ,and preaching the Lord words up there in Heaven to other's ,he no longer in pain our savior is taken good care of him he be deepily missed by family and friends R.I.P. Pastor AL Franks

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