Frances L., “Fran” Briggs, 78 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. She was born in Byers on Aug. 9, 1933. Fran lived in Williams, Ariz., for 36years. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.


Frances L., “Fran” Briggs, 78 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. She was born in Byers on Aug. 9, 1933. Fran lived in Williams, Ariz., for 36years. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.

Fran enjoyed always being busy with every activity involving her children and family. Fran spent her days working in many different restaurants from 1978 to 2002. Her hobbies included fishing, planting flowers, spending time with family and friends, talking with her sister Opal on the phone, plus spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Fran is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Johnny Konkel and Don Briggs.

Survivors include sons; Johnnie Richard (Dee) Konkel, Lowell Vernon Konkel, Raymond Wayne (Teresa) Konkel, James Eldon (Carmella) Briggs, 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at Iuka Cemetery.