Ricky Earl Franklin

Ricky Earl Franklin

Ricky Earl Franklin, 35, of Crossett, died January 20, 2014 at his residence in Crossett.

He was a lifelong resident of Crossett, and a member of West End Temple C.O.G.I.C. Ricky enjoyed fishing and listening to music.

Mr. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Pearline Cason Franklin; one brother, D. Bankston; and one sister, Alma Franklin.

He is survived by two daughters, Rickael and Mickael Williams both of Crossett; four brothers, Lawrence “Sonny” Bankston, Jr., of Crossett, Harvey Franklin, wife JoAnne and Dennis Franklin both of Pine Bluff, Willie Lee Franklin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and five sisters, Shelia Franklin, Linda Parks and Pamela Franklin, all of Pine Bluff, Betty Ford, husband John of Arlington,Texas and Stella Franklin of Detroit, MI, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held January 24 at 1 pm at Gates Chapel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Jesse Radford, Jr., officiating.

Pallbearers are LaRon Williams, Reginald S. Wiliams, Johnny Stanley, Renard Powell, Robert Caldwell, Melvin Nalls, Timothy Webb and Wendall Martin. Honorary pallbearers are the CHS Class of 1998. Burial in Nimmons Cemetery under the directions of Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg.