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Ellis Franks, US Navy veteran

Ellis Marvin Franks, 84, of Macclenny died April 22, 2012. He was born in Monroe, Wisconsin to the late Maynard Franks and Ida Greeno on July 22, 1927. He was a resident of Baker County since 1996 after moving from Reform, AL. Ellis honorably served for 21 years in the US Navy during WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars as an aircraft mechanic. After retiring as a chief in 1965 from the military, he worked at Cape Canaveral Space Center for 20 years. He was predeceased by his wife Bonnie Mae Franks, sister Mavis Kroll and brothers Mike and Royce Franks.

Survivors include children E. M. (Buddy) Franks II of Macclenny and M. George (Susan) Franks of Cuyler; special companion Ester Clemonts Starling of Macclenny; step-children John Eddy Black, Ira Freddy Black, Bonnie Jean Martin, L.C. Clemonts IV and Sue Newmans; sister Doris Lind of Judsonia, AR; 26 grandchildren; 37 great -grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2 pm at the Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Pastor Albert Starling officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 26 from noon to the time of the service.

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