Francis Lorraine Hedrick

HOWE — Funeral services for Francis Lorraine Hedrick, age 95, of Howe, TX will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Howe, TX. Burial will follow at the Hall Cemetery in Howe, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home 637 W. Van Alstyne, Parkway, Van Alstyne, TX 75495.

She passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman, TX.

Francis was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 9, 1921 the daughter of Pat and Mary Forguson Gibbs. She married Sib Hedrick on October 5, 1940 after only two months courtship that turned into just shy of 65 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2005. Francis was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Howe.

She is survived by her three daughters, Deanna Helms and husband Robert of Howe, TX, Pat Hayes and husband Keith of Dorchester, TX and Mary Sollis and husband Bobby of Howe, TX, eight grandchildren, Brent Lankford, Wendy Renfro, Sheila Davis, Christy Clark, Marcy Sellers, Jon Hayes, Sherry Duran and Matt Helms. Francis is also survived by 23 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, three sisters and one great granddaughter.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 29th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Scoggins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brent Lankford, Jon Hayes, Matt Helms, David Duran, Jay Davis and Mitch Sellers. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Renfro, Clay Clark, Mark Hemperley, Brent Hemperley, Sean Hemperly, Billy Joe Wheeler, Marion Allison, Charles Loftice, Don Umphress, Charles Farris, and Bill Loftice.

In lieu of flower donations the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church Food Pantry P.O. Box 247 Howe, TX 75459 or Save The Church Fund Collins Memorial P.O. Box 250 Howe, TX 75459.

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