Willie Ellen Franks, 79, of Savannah, died Monday, Oct. 24, in Savannah.
She was born in Lutts, Tenn., the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Elizabeth Stribling Henson.
Ms. Franks retired from General Motors after 13 years. She was Baptist in belief; she attended Southside Baptist Church in Savannah.
Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Benny Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Centenary Cemetery at Wayne County, Tenn.
She is survived by one son, Kenneth L. Franks of Durand, Mich.; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Eloy Henson of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; and one sister, Hazel Hardason of Arkansas.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Michael Franks.