Lula Mae Cornett Francis of Wayne

Lula Mae Cornett Francis, 87, of Wayne, WV, widow of Oscar Francis passed away May 14, 2011 at Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Brother Jerry Casteel and Brother Johnson Queen. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens. She was born July 2, 1923 in Stiltner, WV, a daughter of the late Emma Miller Cornett Watts. Lula was a homemaker and life-long member of Laurel Freewill Baptist Church where she was a faithful worker as long as her health permitted. Survivors include six sons and one daughter, Carl Francis and wife, Virginia of Dallas, TX, Lillie Francis Hesson and husband, Robert of Lavalette, WV, Tom Francis and wife, Stella of Lavalette, WV, Dan Francis and wife, Gladys of Wayne, WV, Larry Francis and wife, Mary of Marion, OH, John Francis of Columbus, OH, and Fred Francis and wife, Brenda of Wayne, WV; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Allene Watts Hazelett; four half-sisters, Vicie Merritt, Sarah Hale, Fannie Mae Roach and Orvella Adkins. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, WV. The sons will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Wayne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care they gave to our mother.