Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX


Dorothy Fay Francis

October 14, 1920October 5, 2019

Dorothy Fay Francis, 98, of Woodville, formerly of Pattonville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at her home. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with burial following in Tigertown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m., prior to service time. Mrs. Francis, the daughter of Charlie Kirkpatrick & Frances Susan Curtis Kirkpatrick, was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Windom. On Nov. 12, 1938, she married Elvis Alexander Francis, building 57 years of family and memories before his death on April 4, 1996. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Bobby Gene Gamblin, Jr. Dorothy an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her flower beds. She would can and preserve vegetables for all her family. While living in Lamar County she attended the Pattonville Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Vance & husband Harold Charles Vance, Sr. of Woodville, one son, Charles Wayne Francis of Dallas, grandchildren; Melinda Nicklas & husband Raymond of Livingston, Cynthia Kay Jenkins & husband Ricky of Woodville, Kenneth Wayne Gamblin of Cleveland, Deena Lauren Beeson & husband Robert of Denison, Jason Francis of Plano and Alyssa Greenwood Francis of El Paso, many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, one great great great grandson along with three sisters, Charlene Langley, Nadine Farmer and Mary Lois Wall and many nieces & nephews.


  • Family Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


Dorothy Fay Francis

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