Ollie Bell Franks, 77, of Graysville, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 22, 2020, at Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. Ollie Bell was born on Sept. 4, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Thurman Coy Goodson and Ollie Bell Stalcup Goodson. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Edward “Ed” Howard Franks; her sister, Winnie (Leon) Walden; and her son-in-law, Gary Galloway.
Ollie Bell had been a resident of Graysville since 1966 and was a long-haul semitruck driver with her husband, Ed. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and spending time with family. Her greatest joy was her great-grandchildren. She was of the Church of God faith.
She is survived by her son, Bruce (Jaime) Franks of Dayton; her daughter, Karen Galloway of Fredricksburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Christina (Shane) Pendergrass of Dayton, Jason (Heather) Galloway of Woodbridge, Va., and Cory (Meghann) Galloway of Washington, D.C.; four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Adalynn, and Emory Bell Pendergrass and Riley B. Galloway; brothers, Clifford “Bill” Goodson of Spring City and Coy Eugene (Debbie) Goodson of Dayton; and sister, Ginger (Jim) Smith of Graysville.
Funeral services for Ollie Bell will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Vanderwall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Dodd officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Ed, in Rhea Memory Gardens.
Share memories of Ollie Bell on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Sunday after 12 noon.