Christine High Franks, 82, of Ravenden, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at her home.
She was born Aug. 22, 1938, in East Prairie, Mo., to the late Finis and Ethel Dunham High. She was a graduate of Sloan-Hendrix Academy, owner of Christine’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; 11 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 Hwy. 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 was Sunday, Aug. 30, from 1-2 p.m. at McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, with the funeral service following at 2 with Joshua Dement officiating. Burial was private.
An online guestbook is available at www.mcnabb funeralhomes.com.