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Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)
Monday September 6th, 2021

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Noel Francis

Noel Ray Francis, 69, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Noel was born on November 19, 1951 in Johnson County to Almus Rufus and Vivian Geraldine (Kelley) Francis.  He married Frances Bernice Stokes on March 21, 1970 at Busby Chapel in Goreville.

Noel worked as a correctional officer; retiring from the Marion Federal Penitentiary.

Survivors include:

Wife-Fran Francis of Goreville


Shane and Christie Francis of Goreville

Steve and Kristin Francis of Marion


Dakota and Courtney Francis of Goreville

Colten and Aimee Francis of Vienna

Dalton Francis of Marion

Veronica Francis and fiancé Taylor Carter of St. Louis

Isabella Francis and friend Hank Thro of Edwardsville

Tyler Barnfield of Goreville

Alicia Barnfield of Goreville

Great grandchildren:

Grayson Francis of Goreville

Gunner Francis of Goreville

Cole Francis of Goreville

Scarlett Francis of Vienna


Gussie and Bob Marlow of Salem

Dorothy Pfeffer of Goreville

Jeanine and Tommy Tripp of Goreville


Rick and Ruby Francis of Goreville

Steve and Lorna Francis of Goreville

Multiple nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Aubrey Francis, Donald Francis and Sam Francis; granddaughter, Stefanie Francis.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. Kenny Blumenstock officiating.  Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Sincerest condolences Fran. You lost your right arm and we know it. You two sure had a special love. Take good care of yourself during this time of grief. Fondly, Jill and Tom

Jill Hyde Jun 10 2021 5:23 PM

My deepest sympathy to Fran and Family. Great Memories from School years....May God wrap his arms around you during this very difficult time.

Carol Hiller Loban Jun 9 2021 11:54 AM

Steve and Shane, I am sorry to hear about your dad. You, your mom Fran, and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Delores Charles Jun 8 2021 9:17 PM

Gussie, Dorothy, Jeanine, Rick and Steve. Were sorry for the loss of your brother and Fran, sorry for your loss of your husband. Its hard to put into words the depth of your feelings of loss. May God bless you all. Jerry and Angie Lindsey

Jerry Lindsey Jun 8 2021 5:24 PM

Pete was a wonderful person. I know he will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless to all his family and friends.

Doris Haskell Jun 8 2021 1:22 AM

theres no doubt that the lord gain a sweet soul.... im glad he was a part of my daughter and grandaughters life

sean redinger Jun 7 2021 9:29 PM

Fran, I am so sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless you all.

Lynne Redden Jun 7 2021 8:09 PM

It was an honor to have known and worked with Pete. A solid man with great integrity. May Gods peace be upon the family. It truly was an honor sir!

Jon M Somers Jun 7 2021 5:05 PM

Condolences and prayers of peace and spiritual healing to the entire Francis family. Pete was a great man and I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

Tim Bowns Jun 7 2021 2:46 PM

Deepest sympathies. Pete and .I have been friends all my life. We will sincerely miss him.

Everett harris Jun 7 2021 2:06 PM

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