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Marjorie Francille Sharp Foggo of Haskell died at age 85 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock on Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was born on Sept. 22, 1927, in Lockesburg to Merry Sharp and Veda Harrison Sharp.Â She graduated from Lockesburg High School near the end of World War II and became a registered nurse in 1950. She married Sidney Smith Foggo in her hometown of Lockesburg on Aug. 18, 1951. They eventually settled in Little Rock, where she worked as a nurse at Baptist Medical Center while they raised five children. Wanting to live the country life, the family moved to Haskell in 1969 and attended Traskwood Missionary Baptist Church. She was an instructor at the licensed practical nurse school in the Baptist Health Medical Center school of nursing, before retiring after 35 years. Many nurses remember her legacy there.
Fran loved children and babies, and she was raised to work unceasingly and never stop going. The family was the center of her life, and she was happy as long as her family was around; there was nothing else she wanted. Her only desire for holidays and gifts were for her children to be with her; her Motherâ€™s Day request was for all her children to visit her.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her three siblings, Elory Sharp, Harold Sharp, and Melba Shute.Â
She is survived by her children, Pamela Bowen and Joseph Shelby of Scott, Kenneth Foggo of Eureka Springs, Brenda Price of Benton, Howard Foggo of Benton, and Sidney and Ruth Foggo of Alexander; her six grandchildren, Misty Bowen-Eubanks, Andrea Drake, Sydney Foggo, Ian Foggo, Taylor Edmondson, JoAnn Hollingsworth, and Brian Shelby; and six great-grandchildren, PJ Hollingsworth, Kinley Davenport, Annie Eubanks, Audrey Edmondson, Leah Edmondson and Lucas Drake.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, Mother's Day, at Roller-Ballard Chapel. Fran will be buried beside Sidney at Mount Harmony Cemetery following the funeral service.Â
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home Chapel on Main Street in Benton. Â
The family suggests that memorial contributions in her honor be given to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter, 2448 E. 81st Street, Suite 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137-4250, or First Missionary Baptist Church of Traskwood, 73085 Highway 229, Traskwood, AR 72167. Â
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