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James Clifton Moon

November 10, 1937 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Darryl James Heuser

Dec. 1, 1953 ~ Aug. 21, 2019

Services will be held:

Betty Z. Cowing

August 15, 1922 ~ August 20, 2019

Services will be held: August 23, 2019

Oral Wise

March 1, 1952 ~ August 19, 2019

Services will be held: August 24, 2019

Joseph Rickey “Rick” French

August 28, 1945 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: August 28, 2019

Martin “Matt” Willoughby

Feb. 9, 1950 ~ Aug. 6, 2019

Services will be held: September 6, 2019

Jean Carroll Kaplan

October 23, 1933 ~ August 17, 2019

Services will be held: At a later date

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Brenda Kay Ward

September 3, 1945 ~ August 16, 2019

Services will be held: August 19, 2019

Jonathan D. Franks, Sr.

12/01/1963 ~ 02/08/2019

Jonathan D. Franks, Sr, 55, passed away at home Feb. 8, 2019. A native of Wake, Co. he was the son of the late Cary B. Franks and Jean McGee Franks. Jonathan spent his entire career working as an Electrician in many different settings. Memorial service will be at 11 AM Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. He is survived by his two sons; Jonathan Franks, Jr. and wife April, and Tyler Franks and wife Allyson; mother, Jean Franks and special friend Leon Howell; sisters, Wanda Franks, Chandrea Burch and husband Mike, Tamara Cole; brothers, Michael Franks and wife Gloria and C. Barry Franks, two grandchildren Brooklyn and Bentley Franks, stepchildren , Shane St. Pierre and wife Stacie, granddaughters , Savannah, Jessica Dellapenta and husband Alex, their mother Lisa Franks and extended family of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives Wed. Feb. 13 from 6 – 8 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the Baptist World Mission P. O. Box 2149 Dacatur, Al. 35602-2149, specify for Dr. Anne Livingston. Jonathan worked with Dr. Livingston and the family would appreciate support given to her.



6:00-8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner



11:00 AM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner


  1. Rhonda Weidner

    I am so sorry for your loss, I am so upset and in shock . I truly loved him . We went through just about everything together. I just saw him on TuesdayFeb 6th. My condolences and love to all of you . Jean, I know he was the baby of the family you were the best mom in the world to him . I’m sorry for everything in the past and I know Jonathan is in heaven .

  2. Paul Hinz

    I’m speechless.

    That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
    ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

  3. Cathy Brooks

    Heartfelt prayers for the family. I grew up with him. He was a sweet guy.

  4. John and Susan (Ferrell) Wester

    We are thinking of your family during this time.

  5. Lisa Gilbert

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. Jonathan and I were very close during our high school years. He was the kindest person I knew. And his laugh…it was contagious. And he was always laughing. I’ve sure missed him over the years. He will be remembered forever. All my love and prayers, Lisa. Or as he called me… “GILBERT”

  6. Ryne Cole

    My Uncle was a person who would try to bring a smile out of you. He would do anything for you if you could ever get up with him. HaHa Really Love you Uncle Jonathan and you will be missed in the family. Love you and will see you again one day.

  7. Johnny Lee

    I met Jonathan at Midway School in 78′ he was one the most athletic guys that I have ever met.
    I played Basketball, Baseball, and Soccer with Jonathan…Well let’s say I just warmed the bench until Jonathan was ready to sit down. We both eventually found our way to Garner High School we’re we continued our friendship & thank god finally graduated and life took us in different directions.
    Jonathan I was devastated & Shock to hear this news Sunday. You were a great guy and I will always remember the good times. R.I.P. until I see you again my friend!

  8. Gloria Franks

    I met Jonathan when he was a child when I married into the Franks Family, quite a long time ago. Through the years, like most families, we have had our share of struggles. And through it all, this family stayed close. I can tell you one thing about Jonathan. He loved his family. He loved his children, grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews. And he loved His God. He always made it a point to hug you and ask how you been doing, cause he really cared. Going to miss you Jonathan! RIP

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