|Published: 5:51 PM, 08/16/2013
||Last updated: 5:52 PM, 08/16/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Longtime Newport pharmacist Donald
"Jabo" Francis will be honored as the Cocke County Advisory Board of
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services's Citizen of the Year at their
sixteenth annual luncheon Thursday, September 12, at Carson Springs Baptist
Francis, a graduate of Tennessee Technological University
and Mercer Southern School of Pharmacy, purchased the former Raymond Thornton
Drugstore, located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and East Broadway, in 1975.
Since that time, he has operated it as one of Cocke County's most successful
A Vietnam veteran, Francis, returned from service and
then graduated from Cocke County High School in 1969 as president of his senior
class. In Vietnam, he served as a helicopter inspector and flight engineer.
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