Paul Jones Francis, 79, of Nathalie passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. 

Paul was born in South Boston, Aug. 30, 1943, son of the late John Thomas Francis and Ella Mae “Judy” Pierce Francis. He was a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by six sons, Paul Francis Jr. (Angie) of Brookneal, Victor Francis (Linda Arthur) of Gladys, Nelson Francis (Wanda) of Keysville, James Francis, John Francis both of Chatham, Winferd Francis (Niki) of Brookneal; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Stanley, David, Glen and Howard Francis; four sisters, Vernelle Ford, Rose Anne Butler, Donna Marie Owen, and Faye Elder.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Vanda and Billy Francis.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at the Memorial Gardens in South Boston by the Rev. Andrew Reisburg.

The family received friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at Henderson Funeral Home.

Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal is assisting the family.

Condolences may be sent by visiting hendersonfuneral.net.