Graveside funeral services for George R. Franklin, Jr., 46, of Texarkana, Texas, will be conducted Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens in Wake Village, Texas. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, January 25, at Hicks Funeral Home in Hope. Mr. Franklin was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and was employed by Tyson Foods for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Burton Franklin; mother, Sara Franklin Mathis; four sons, Krevon S. Franklin all of Texarkana, Texas, Travon Hale of Arkadelphia, Greg Jones of Stonewall, La., James Burton of Hope; two daughters, Stephanie Jackson of Sulpher Springs, Texas, and Tyhesia Gomer of Hope; two brothers, Terrance and Darrel Franklin of Texarkana, Texas; one sister, Kathleen Franklin of Texarkana, Texas; and a host of relatives and friends. Arrangements are by Hicks Funeral Home, Inc., in Hope.