Lois Dean Franks, born January 22nd, 19271 in Oakland, AR,2 was a professional baseball player from 1948-1957. He was the grandfather of Lance Franks.3 Biography Franks died on February 21st, 1994 in Baxter County, AR.4 He was buried in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Monkey Run, AR.5 Stats Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com. 1 Dean Franks grave marker at ArkansasGravestones.org. 2 Bush League Boys: The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest, by Toby Smith. 3 "Baseball a Franks family tradition" by Mary Ann Messick. 4 Social Security Death Index. 5 Dean Franks grave marker at ArkansasGravestones.org.