Frances Sissom

Thursday, May 29, 2003

OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Frances Sissom, 79, of Olive Branch died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born April 3, 1924, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of Francis and Bertha Vanzant Pettit. She and Bill Sissom were married April 22, 1942.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Deb Davis of Cairo, Ill., Jayne Simmons of Olive Branch; three sons, Tony Sissom of Olive Branch, J.B. Sissom of Thebes, Ill., Danny Sissom of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Mary Turner of Meadowbrook, Ill.; a half brother, Francis Pettit of Urbandale, Ill.; a stepbrother, Barry Provo of California; a stepsister, Mary Provo of Hopkinsville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-stepgrandchildren; and a great-great-stepgranddaughter.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, a son, and a sister.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and until time of service Friday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Revs. Earnest Brown and Billy Don Heady will officiate. Burial will be in Ullin Cemetery.