In Loving Memory

Franklin Lamb

September 15, 1931 - September 27, 2023

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Eugene Franklin Lamb passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the age of 92, in Madison, Mississippi.

Franklin was known as “Friendly Frank”.  He loved golf, yard work, and times at the beach with his wife Elsie.  He was a very animated person and true thespian. He loved meeting people.  He had a special love for literature and poetry memorized from his days at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN. He attended Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA. He was Vice President of the Student Body and member of Omicron Delta Kappa, one of the most prestigious honor societies in the United States.

Franklin joined the United States Navy from 1953 to 1955 as a commissioned officer in the Navy Supply Corps. He served in Japan during the Korean War as an aviation supply officer.

On August 3, 1956, he married Elsie Jean Fallot of Memphis, TN. He often told the story, “Mom asked me if I wanted to get married. I said, ‘Yes’.  The next thing I knew I was in the paper.  I meant ‘yes, someday to somebody!’” They were married for 67 years. 

His work career with International Paper Company was in Springhill, LA; Georgetown, SC; Vicksburg, MS and Mobile, AL.  He traveled internationally with International Paper, as well.  He retired to Daphne, AL in 1991.  He and Elsie traveled the world with Baldwin Senior Travelers.  Franklin was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Daphne, AL.  He served on the Daphne Sign Ordinance Committee for years after retirement. He lived out his final days in Ridgeland, MS near his son, Jeff.

Franklin is preceded in death by his parents; Carl Lamar Lamb and Susie Florence Hill Lamb of Memphis, TN; his siblings, Charlotte Lamb Vantreese, Mary Sue Woodward, and Harvey Lamar Lamb; daughter, Lisa Marie Lamb Shivers, and grandson, Ethan Scheller Lamb.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Fallot Lamb; children, Jeffrey Fallot Lamb (Lisa) of Jackson, MS; Russell Hill Lamb (Julie) of Shaker Heights, OH; grandchildren, Matthew Collins Shivers of Denver, CO; Stewart Fallot Lamb (Sarah) of Indianola, MS; Louise McGinnis Lamb Adams (Murry) of Greenwood, MS; Camille Lena Hansen Lamb, and Dylan Hill Hansen Lamb of Shaker Heights, OH; great-grandchildren, Katherine Louise Lamb, Witten Ethan Adams, Elsie Atkins Adams, Jack Scheller Lamb and Aubrey Thomas Adams; and special friends, the Boos Family of Daphne, AL, Tommy and Sharon Cain of Wedowee, AL, Charlene Bagwell of Silverhill, AL and Marianne Gingras of Fairhope, AL as well as the members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

The family will have a time of visitation on Friday, October 6, 2023, at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, at 12:30PM. A graveside service will follow at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Spanish Fort, AL, at 2:00PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 8271 Whispering Pines Road, Daphne, AL, at 11:00AM. Pastor Rich Mueller officiating. There will be a time of visitation following the service at the church.

Franklin took great pride in his involvement in the building of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  To honor his legacy and in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Building Fund of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Donations can be made on the church’s website at https://www.holytrinitydaphne.org or sent to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8271 Whispering Pines Road, Daphne, AL  36526.

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


7 Comments

  1. Mena Teal

    Dear Franklin, You were a blessing to me and so many others. I know you have an audience in heaven and sharing a funny story. My prayers are with Elsie and their family. God’s Peace.

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  2. Kim Marcus

    Your dad has been my favorite person since they moved into Huntleigh Woods many years ago. What a kind, special person he was. I will surely miss him. Hugs and love to all of you and your sweet Mom.

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  3. Carol Ebeling

    I met Frank back in the fall of 1992. I answered a knock on my door and there stood a very cute older man with a big smile and a twinkle in his eye. He said “Hello! I’m Frank Lamb and I’m the father of your neighbor down the street, Lisa Shivers. I’m looking for a ladder to borrow.” He chatted me up for 15 minutes before I actually gave him the ladder.
    Lisa called me later in the day to apologize for her dad “Bursting in on you borrowing ladders!” I told her the truth. He made my day!
    That was Frank. Frank had a whimsical, positive way of seeing life. He never met a stranger, such a kind, outgoing, wonderful man and gift to all who came to know him.

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  4. Paul T Gridler

    When we moved down here from Indiana 22 years ago, we were looking for a friendly church. On our first visit to Trinity Lutheran Church, we had the good fortune of meeting Frank and Elsie. Judy and I knew we found the right church. They made us feel comfortable like we were members of the family. I lost my wife and Elsie lost her husband. I like to think that they are both in heaven laughing and watching out for their families. He will be missed.

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  5. Eddie Mae Williams

    Sending my sincere condolences to the family, I worked for Mr Lamb Iat International Paper in Vicksburg Ms. He was the Purchasing Manager and I was a Purchasing Clerk. I learned so much from him..

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  6. DAVE and Kathy Nichol

    Frank packed a lot of life in his 92 years, some of those as our treasured neighbor. He always offered a warm smile, infectious laugh and helping hand. What better traits to be remembered by? Our kind thoughts are with sweet Elsie and the boys.

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  7. Jan Zimmerman

    Elsie, I’m sad to hear about Frank… sending prayers to,you and your family. Howard treasured Frank’s friendship.. now they will be together again. Take care, much love, Jan

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