Dorothy Mae Womble Franks
Dorothy Mae Womble Franks
  • December 29, 1930 - January 20, 2018
  • North Carolina

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Dorothy Womble Franks, 87, of Fuquay Varina, NC died at Transitions Life Care on Saturday, January 20, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born on December 29, 1930 in Wake County, NC to the late Roy and Lottie Lee Womble. Dorothy was "very much a farm girl, born and raised."

She is survived by a son, Joseph (Cherry) Franks of Angier, NC daughters; Joan (Nelson) Horton of Fuquay Varina, and SheraAnn (Harold) Henderson of Semora, NC; grandchildren Zane (Jessica) Franks, Jessica (Anthony) Cerame, Cody (Erin) Franks, and Tyson Henderson; and great-grandchildren Chase, Olivia, Colton and Grayson Franks and Caroline Cerame. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Walter Ray Franks.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams St., Apex. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, January 23 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at the home of Dorothy Franks, 6625 Maggiewood Lane, Fuquay Varina. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please do a kind deed for someone or donate to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at