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Frankie Lou Harper Kirkland

March 31, 1922 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 96)

Frankie Lou Harper Kirkland, age 96, of Ambrose, Georgia passed away on Saturday August 4, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Kirkland was born on March 31, 1922 in Ambrose, Georgia the daughter to the late Dave Harper and Durcilla Merritt Harper.

She was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, Georgia.

Mrs. Kirkland was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Kirkland; two daughters, Barbara Gail Kirkland and Mechel Kirkland; son, Russell K. Kirkland; brother, George Harper; and nine sisters, Ava Harper, Gertie Paulk, Annie Harper, Eunice Carver, Narciss Caves, Myrtice Harper, Macy Lee Wheeler, Dorothy Sayer and Davine Harper.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Jama L. Kirkland of Ambrose, GA;  two grandchildren, Sarah T. Kirkland of Ambrose, GA and Maj. Russell R. Kirkland and wife Kempie O’Leary of Wilmington, NC; sister, Rebecca Paulk of Wray, GA; three great grandchildren, Gabriel Jacob Kirkland of Wilmington, NC, Robyn Adara of Wilminton, NC and T.R. McBerry of Forsyth, GA. several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 11:00am at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Mock officiating. Interment to follow at Reedy Branch Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Sims Funeral Home.

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Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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