Franklin Eugene Davis, 79, of Crossett, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Little Rock on Sept. 8, 1939, to his parents, Paul and Eva Mills Davis.
He was a graduate of Little Rock Central High School and a member of Meridian Baptist Church. He served as an airman in the United States Navy, and upon discharge, he returned to Little Rock. In 1965, he began a 32 year career with Georgia Pacific in the Extrusion Plant where he eventually retired as a supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six of his siblings. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, MaryAnn Davis of Crossett; two sons, Paul Davis and wife, Vicki, of El Dorado, and Chris Davis and wife, Susan, of Crossett; two sisters, Ruth Ann Moore and husband, Charlie, and Jolene Garner both of Little Rock; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Garry Massey officiating. Burial followed in Carlock Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dillon Davis, Nicholas Davis, Brandon Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Ken McDonald, and Rock Jackson.
Gladys Williams Lowry age 86, of Crossett, formerly of Star City, died Sunday, June 30, 2019. She was born March 8, 1933 in Star City, a daughter of the late Ben Williams and Gracie Raley Williams.
She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She worked as a hairdresser.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Lowry; her parents; one daughter-in-law, Pam Lowry; one grandson, Hunter Lowry; and one sister, Cathy Owen.
She is survived by one son, Robbie Lowry of Johnsville; one daughter, Debbie Lowry of Star City; one brother, B.F. “Sonny” Williams of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Wanda Drake, Jerry, of White Hall and Nita Weast, Ricky, of Star City; one granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 at Palestine Methodist Church in Johnsville. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home.