Dorris M. “Shorty” Francis
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Funeral services for Dorris M. “Shorty” Francis, 85, of Giddings, TX, formerly of Hopkinsville, KY, were conducted on Saturday, August 25, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home.

Benny Francis and Frank Gibbs officiated at the services. Burial followed at Joiner’s Chapel Cemetery, in Trigg Co.

Mr. Francis died on Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at 4:39 p.m. at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, of natural causes.

Mr. Francis was born on Wednesday, February 1, 1922, in Bumpus Mills, TN. He was the son of the late Terry McGuire and Bessie Mae (Hicks) Francis.

Mr. Francis was retired from the Hopkinsville Police Department with 28 years of service and from the City of Hopkinsville with 7 years of service. US Army Veteran serving in WWII. He was a member of the Salvation Army in Hopkinsville. He was a member of Pugh Flat Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Rae (Gibbs) Francis, one brother, Thomas Francis, four sisters, Ada Belle Knight, Dorothy Johnson, Odelia Shelton, and Pauline Gibbs.

Survivors include a niece and caregiver, Donna Snyder, Giddings, TX, and several other nieces and nephews.

Chris Hampton, Vocalist and Johnnie Taylor, Pianist provided the music.
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