Christine High Franks, 82, of Ravenden passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at her home.
She was born August 22, 1938 in East Prairie, Missouri to the late Finis and Ethel Dunham High. She was a graduate of Sloan-Hendrix Academy, owner of Christineâ€™s Upholstery, and a member of Imboden Church of Christ.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Finis High and Ethel Lawson; sisters, Pauline Brown and Arlene Sellers; brother, Bobby High; son, Albert Wayne Poteet; significant other, Stanley Ivy; and granddaughter, Brandy Poteet Green.
She is survived by five children, Shannon Poteet of Imboden, Dorothy (Blake) Jones of Ravenden, Thomas Poteet of Ravenden, Carl Poteet of Imboden, and Wendell Poteet of Ravenden; five grandchildren, Jordan (Holly) Poteet of Ravenden, Jessie (Savanah) Poteet of Searcy, Aaron (Kora) Richie of Walnut Ridge, Ryan Green of Black Rock, and Amber Seamans of Pocahontas; eleven great grandchildren, Lane, Timothy, Harley, Cooper, Kalie, Zander, Presley, Easton, Ely, Emmit, and Teagan; special friend, Emma Mae; and many other relatives and friends.
Christine was a dedicated mother who believed that you can never have enough family. She loved to have all the family over on the weekends for cookouts. You could drive up Hay 90 in Ravenden at any given time and find numerous family and friends grilling out, playing horseshoes, or fishing in the pond. Christine and Stanley loved dancing, sometimes with their children accompanying them. She was a forgiving person who was loved by all. Her laughter rang out anytime she was with her loved ones. She was always there to help and could find a positive side to any situation. She knew when she was needed and gladly gave of herself on behalf of her family.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 1 PM â€“ 2 PM in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with a funeral service beginning at 2 PM with Joshua Dement officiating. Burial will be private.
To follow the directives of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, masks covering the mouth and nose are required for all persons in Arkansas for all indoor and outdoor settings, with exposure to non-household members where social distancing cannot be assured. Those attending will also be asked to sign a contact registry and maintain a social distance.