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David Edward Frachiseur

Mr. David Edward Frachiseur, age 70, a resident of Grannis, Arkansas, passed from this life, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his home in Grannis.

He was born to Math Christopher and Rena Elizabeth Reid Frachiseur on January 28, 1947 in Grannis. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Bismark on August 25, 1967 at the Wickes Methodist Church in Wickes, Arkansas. He had a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and was a plant manager at Tyson Foods, Inc., for almost 40 years. David was a collector of heads – Heads on stamps, arrowheads, deer heads, and ancestral heads through many years of genealogical research. He was a Christian man and an active member of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Grannis, where he was a leader in numerous church and cemetery projects and activities. He served in the United States Army, stationed in Okinawa and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming. He was a father of two and a “Pop” of four. He was also a big brother of six.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Daniel Shawn Frachiseur.

He is survived by his wife of over 49 years, Elizabeth Ann Bismark Frachiseur of Grannis; one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher David and Ann Elizabeth Frachiseur of Grannis, one daughter and son-in-law, Crystal Annette and Matt Wheeler of Dover, Arkansas; one brother, Richard Douglas and Anetta Frachiseur of Grannis; five sisters and their husbands, Ruby Kathleen and Jim Weston of Sidney, Arkansas, Anna Gwendolyn Lavender of Texarkana, Arkansas, Bonita June and Walter Smith of De Queen, Roberta Kay and Terry Youngblood of Watson, Oklahoma, and Jackie Louise and Kenny Icenhower of Redwater, Texas; four grandchildren Danielle Frachiseur of Russellville, Arkansas, Coy Frachiseur of Grannis, Rylie Wheeler and Bailee Wheeler both of Dover, Arkansas; as well as, a number of nieces, nephews, other family members, and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Mr. David Edward Frachiseur will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in the Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Grannis, with Bro. John Gilbert and Bro. Jim Weston officiating. Burial will follow in the Holly Grove Cemetery. There will be open visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made In Memory of David E. Frachiseur to the Holly Grove Cemetery Fund. You may view the Memorial Tribute Video, as well as, send an online sympathy message at

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