Thomas Hughes “Tom” Francis, age 76, of Drakes Branch, VA, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie Dunaway Francis. Tom is survived by four children, Malcolm Francis (Teresa), Tommy Francis (Deanna), Amy Newcomb (Carl), and Jennifer Hailey (Frank); six grandchildren, Holly Carwile, Justin Francis, Joshua Newcomb, Kimberly Francis, Matthew Owen, and Taylor Newcomb; three great-grandchildren, Landon and Liam Newcomb, Jonah Carwile; one brother, Wiley Francis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the following caregivers, Azelle “Maxine” Blackwell, Donna Smith, Mary Hodges, Pat Holt, Sandra Crute and Tammy Webber; also to the Hospice of Virginia care workers, Cynthia “Cindy” Manner, Della Gibson, and Jim Price.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 27, 2019, at Friendship Baptist Church, Drakes Branch, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Pat and Daniel Felker

    25 May 2019 5 years ago

    Sending our love and condolences to all of you. Uncle Tom was a very dear man and I won’t ever forget how he tried to help dad out in so many ways.

  2. Carolyn & Leonard Martin

    26 May 2019 5 years ago

    Our heart go out to all the family for the loss of a wonderful person.. Lot’s of prayers!!!

  3. Peggy Brown

    27 May 2019 5 years ago

    Prayers for you All during this difficult time. Find comfort in knowing he has gone to be with Connie and all the others that will be waiting for him. His suffering is over; they will all be together again.Just know y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you All.❤️❤️

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