Janice Marie Marvel-Smith Franks

Janice Marie Marvel-Smith Franks

Janice Marie Marvel- Franks, 68, of Vanduser, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, close to family in Paducah, Ky.

She was born on July 12, 1952, in Crowder, Mo., the daughter of Alma Gilliam and James Everett Marvel. 

She and Randy Gene Smith SR were married on July 26, 1968, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9,1999. She remarried James Alan Franks of Caldwell, Texas, on June 15, 2008. 

She enjoyed playing karaoke music and dominoes, and being with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had the ability to make everyone around her feel very loved and special.

Survivors include her husband, James Alan Franks of Caldwell, Texas; sons Randy (Robin) Smith and Rob (Tammy) Smith; daughters Angela Umfleet (Justin), Brandy (Brian) Letterman and Sam Franks. She was also survived by her sister, Joyce Ragsdale; brother Kenny Gilliam; and 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Marvel and Alma Gilliam; and by a brother, James Marvel.

Graveside funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Jonesboro Cemetery. Interment immediately followed. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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