Frank & Bright Funeral Home

« Return to Obituaries | Print

Dallas Franklin Hemphill

Sep 10th, 1939 - Jan 3rd, 2022

Visitation: Wednesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home

Celebration of Life Ceremony: 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Private interment will take place later in Clay City Cemetery.


     Dallas Jean Franklin Hemphill, age 82, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday morning, January 3, 2022, at her home.

     She was born September 10, 1939, in Sailor Springs, the daughter of Roy C. and Doris E. (Hunley) Franklin.  She was united in marriage to William “Bill” Hemphill on January 11, 1958, Flora, and together they shared 39 wedding anniversaries until his death May 18, 1997.  She later remarried Clair R. Land and he preceded her in death.

     Dallas loved to travel and spend time at her home in Florida.  She enjoyed dancing, playing Pinochle, golfing with friends, and spending time with her family.  She was strong in her faith and belief in Christ.  

     She is survived by three daughters: Diane Hemphill (Trudy Lambird) of Flora, Linda (Bill) Waller of Louisville, and Stacey (Jim) Earleywine of Flora; 4 grandchildren: Travis (Tyla) Knapp, Mac (Paige) Earleywine, Connor Earleywine, and Alexis Waller; 3 great-grandchildren: Adley, Jack, and Zuri, and an eagerly anticipated great-grandbaby on the way; 2 brothers: Gary “Butch” (Becky) Franklin of Clay City and R.C. (Joann) Franklin of Clay City; a brother-in-law: Don Cunningham of Olney; special companion: Bob Dow of Xenia; along with nieces, nephews, and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and siblings: Floyd L. Franklin, Barbara Cunningham, and Mark B. Franklin.

     A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with Jim Earleywine officiating.  Private interment will take place later in Clay City Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  The preferred form of remembrance are memorial donations to either Clay County Cancer Crusaders, Clay County Hospice, Fur A Good Paws, or any charity of the donor’s choice and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:    


Sandy Miller

Nov 27, 1948 - Jun 27, 2022

Mike Warren

Apr 12, 1942 - Jun 23, 2022

Rosie Murphy

Apr 17, 1933 - Jun 22, 2022

Jim Ferguson

Jun 2, 1950 - Jun 22, 2022

Bill Klein

Aug 31, 1957 - Jun 22, 2022




Dennis & Paula Frutiger

January 3rd

Stacy Diane Linda we are so sorry for your loss. We consider ourselves lucky to have known her. We will always cherish the memories of our cruises together and our Florida trip. She was a great person with a beautiful smile and a big heart ❤️ Heaven has gained a beautiful angel 👼

Joe & Pam Harrell

January 4th

Diane, Stacy, and Lynda, I am so sorry to hear the passing of your mother. I loved her dearly. We have had so many great times together. She always made me feel so like one of the gang. I miss her already. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Sharon Gray

January 4th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Leisha Fry

January 4th

Diane, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It sounds like she was having a good life. Love to you and your family.

Christine Boyd and Jazmine Kohn

January 4th

Diane, Stacy, Linda Losing your mom is extremely difficult because you are losing a source of strength, stability and consistency in your life. I will pray that God will grant you all the strength and the wisdom that your mom once provided to you and your families. Hugs from Jaz and I!

Barb Bright

January 4th

Diane, Linda and Stacey, My sincere condolences go out to you and your families for the loss of your sweet mom. May your memories ease your grief over the coming days.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

January 4th

We are so so sorry to of your loss. Love you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


January 4th

My thoughts and prayers go out to Stacey , Diane and Linda...Im so very sorry for the loss of your girls were a blessing to your mom. May God comfort you at this time

Sabra VanDyke

January 4th

Dallas will always be remembered as a special friend who was so enjoyable to spend time with. She was fun and had a laugh that was contagious. She made you smile and happy to being in the moment. I will miss my friend that I enjoyed from very young age to present.

Mary Reynolds

January 4th

My condolences to her family .

Tina Young

January 4th

So sorry for your loss!

Phyllis Gill

January 4th

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all her family

Mark Henson

January 4th

I remember the Franklins as our neighbors on Shadwell. Dallas always smiled and was friendly to us young neighbors across the street. Anytime I saw her, she always smiled. A good memory of her.

Troy and Sandy Thomas

January 4th

Thinking of the family in the days ahead. Dallas was such a sweet strong willed lady. Our heart felt condolences to the entire family.

Brenda Miller

January 4th

Diane, Stacey & Linda, prayers of comfort and peace for all of you. Dallas was such a sweetheart.

Nancy byers

January 4th

Oh girls, I'm so sorry!!. I know her passing was expected but never is it easy!

Rick and Sherry Gibbs

January 4th

Diana, Linda and Stacey, We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very kind and wonderful lady. May the peace and comfort of Jesus Christ be with your family through is time of sorrow and for days ahead.

Betty Tucker Simmons

January 4th

Heaven is gaining another sweet angel. Hugs to Dallas’ girls and their families plus the Franklin brothers.

Annie Lewis,Herbie Lewis

January 4th

So sorry for your loss Dallas was a great neighbor and friend she will be missed

Stefano Mussati

January 4th

I have never been good with words but seldomly in life you meet people like Dallas, a real gift for anyone who was fortunate enough to know her... She has opened her home to me and raised me like if I was her own kid... Supported me when I needed it and punished me when it was needed. I have grown old in the meantime but still to this date I always look up to her as an example... I have been blessed by having the chance to meet her and live with her for a while: Thank God. My deepest condolences to Diane, Linda and Stacey. .. "the girls" as she always called them. Words don't always cut it and this is one of those instances but I am sure that she will be missed so much by everybody. Mi manchi tanto "mamma"...

Steve and Nancy Mink

January 4th

Diane, Linda, and Stacy I am so sorry to hear that your mom has passed. I just know that her and your dad are getting all caught up. Hugs and prayers for you girls.

Brent & Marie Headlee

January 4th

We are so very sorry for your loss. What a fun loving, sweet lady. I bet Heaven is filled with hugs, kisses and a lot of fun right now. Prayers for strength and comfort to each family member.

Dan & Cheri Gill

January 4th

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort for you all.

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

January 4th

Thoughts and prayers to all. Praying for strength and comfort in your many days ahead.

BeaJay Laughton

January 4th

Dallas will be remembered for her style, intelligence and wit. She could hang tough with her brothers and turn out in the most feminine attire. Go with God's speed Dallas, you've got lots of love waiting for you.

Daniel & Sarah Henson

January 4th

Dallas was a special part of our family over the last several years. Praying for each of you during this difficult time.

John & Lisa Haycock

January 4th

Our hearts are hurting today as we hear this news...We were honored to have Ms. Dallas as a friend for so many years. She was always a hoot, and she would always tell you exactly what was on her mind. This is a tremendous loss for your family...but she still shines thru in you girls. I can see her in each one of you. Continued prayers and prayers of peace and comfort in the coming days. Sending big hugs....

Nicoletta Galli

January 4th

dear Dallas, I remember everything from the days spent at your house with Stefano, I remember your smile, your bright eyes, my first mash mellows on the fire, the warmth of your family and Bill. thank you for the love you have given, I am sure that now you will be with those who loved you and remember to look down every now and then .. even in Italy , with love

Babe and Butch Cotton

January 4th

So sorry for your loss, but you know their is o suffering where she is now. Praise God.

David Bryden

January 4th

I've known Dallas and her family for many years she came from a hard-working family both the Franklin's and the Hempill's. My condolences and prayers go to the entire families.

Jack n Jenny Osborn

January 4th

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for her family.

Bill and Brenda Britton

January 4th

Thoughts and prayers for all.

Bud & Linda Martin

January 4th

Dallas was a spunky and classy lady who had a contagious laugh. She was always smiling and was such an optimistic person. She will be missed very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with Diane, Linda, Stacy and their families. Prayers for Jim as he conducts the service. RIP Dallas❣️

Joanne Rogers

January 4th

This is so sad and there's really nothing I can say to make any of you feel better. Just know that there are many thinking of you in this time of such sadness. She was such sweet lady prayers to you all for comfort.

Darrell and Toni Carder

January 5th

Dallas was an attractive and first-class lady. You girls were lucky to have such a great mom. (She also had a lot of patience with a bunch of rowdy girls at slumber parties!) Prayers for peace and comfort.

Melissa Gates & shirley Gehlhausen

January 4th

Dallas,was a lovely lady an good friend,she will be missed,i loved her sweet smile rest in peace.-Melissa Dallas,was a wonderful friend to me i will miss all of the fun,the talks,the shopping trips,an more with you,rest in peace until we meet again my friend-love from Shirley/Jim

rick and judy phillips

January 4th

Stacy and Jim sorry for your loss our prayers go out to you and your family from Judy and i .

Don & Mary Ellen Knapp

January 4th

Linda, Diane and Stacy. We are so sorry to learn about Dallas. She was a special lady. We value our memories of her and will always treasure them. Sending prayers.

Debera Williams

January 4th

So sorry hear about your loss.

Giorgio Mussati

January 4th

When my son Stefano left his family and Italy to get Flora he was a young kid. When three years later Stefano came back to Italy he was a young mature man, ready to face university and his future life. The credit for this mainly belongs to you Dallas, as Stefano just wrote, and I have always been grateful to you and Bill: for these reasons I'll never forget you, for me you will always be the "american mom" of Stefano. Sorry for my bad english Dallas, but my feelings come from deep inside me,

Kathy 'Gertie'Griffith

January 5th

Dallas was very kind and giving person whom loved her family and friends dearly! She lived life to the fullest each day and enjoyed all her blessing that our Lord had bestowed upon her! She made such a positive impact on each person that was in her life.She always had a Smile for everyone! She will truly be missed! The world lost a very dear lady and Heaven gained a loving Angel! Linda,Stacey and Diane please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers ,Love you all.

Don Cunningham

January 5th

My condolences to the Franklin and Hemphill families. She will be truly missed by all.

Becky Stanford Stocke

January 5th

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. I so enjoyed sharing some good stories and laughs with Dallas. She will be missed.

Jane O'Dell

January 5th

Sincerely sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

Susie/Larry Poehler

January 5th

Our prayers are with you all

Steve & Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

January 5th

Sending prayers and hugs to all family.

Dean F. Eckelberry

January 5th

I will always cherish the fond memories of classmate Dallas! My prayers and condolences to the family.


January 5th

My Thoughts and Prayers are with each of you. For the Love she had for her family and Friends will Never be forgotten. I had the privilege of spending a day weekly with Dallas when I cleaned for her. Those times I will ALWAYS cherish. We had many laughs, deep talks and much Love. The respect I had for such a BEAUTIFUL, Caring, Loving women no one will ever know. She was truly one of the BEST. Many Prayers for you all in the days to come. Love Kim❤

AJ Brook

January 5th

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family

V Guerrettaz

January 5th

So sorry to hear of this great loss. May she rest on peace while the family seeks comfort and understanding. God bless you all.

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

January 5th

We went to school with Dallas and our friendship continued thru the years. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Rita and Wylie Etscheid

January 5th

Dear Diane, Linda, and Stacey, What can anyone do to offer sympathy when you lose your mother? No one can replace your mother. Dallas was larger than life, packed in a small shapely package. Ever since I was a child, I never saw her dressed in anything that wasn’t perfect. Always smiling, always full of energy, always ready to go or do anything! A ray of sunshine in everyone’s life. I am so sorry that Wylie and I missed her wake. We would have been there if we had known sooner. I take comfort knowing she and Uncle Bill will be together now. You. “Girls” hold each other tight now. Love, Wylie and Rita

Tony & Michele.

January 5th

Dallas was a great lady and will be missed dearly. To her family we share our love, our grace, and our support during this very difficult time.

donna and greg miller

January 6th

so sorry for your families loss. prayers

Dorothy Uebinger

January 6th

My greatest memory of Dallas is when she was a H.S.Freshman. Back then, Floyd C. Smith was principal and I was the H.S. secretary. Together, from paper registrations, not designating male or female, we made the class assignments. On the first day of school, bewildered Dallas came in to the office to say she was in a boys P.E. class. After telling me her name, I assured her I would take care of it and she was relieved. I'll never forgot her short stature, barely tall enough to peer over the tall wood counter in the old office building at that time. Dallas was a sweet young lady and always remained that way all of her life. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family.

Marsha bunnage

January 6th

Stacey so sorry about the loss of your momma

Dana Hosick

January 6th

Diane, Linda, Stacey and Dallas's brothers, I so sorry to hear of Dallas's passing. I have known Dallas most of my life and though I have only seen her a few times in the more recent years, she always had a ready smile for me when I did. You girls may not remember but she and Bill were friends with my parents and I remember what great fun they all used to have on the Elks Bowling trips. I remember meeting you girls when you were little girls when we visited your home once with Mom and Dad. What fun they always had with my Mom and Dad and I know they loved the dances, as did my folks. You were truly blessed to have had her with you for so long and I know she will be missed by many, but am sure she and your Dad are dancing now at long last being reunited. She was a joy to know.

Brenda Kling

January 6th

So sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of playing golf and cards with Dallas. She will be missed.

Cindy Noll #2

January 6th

Girls I just read this. I am so very sorry. Don't hang your heads. You did all YOU could and she knew it. Prayers for all of you

Terry Igert

January 6th

We are so sorry for your loss!! Praying for you all! May God's comfort and peace be with you!!!

Sandra Pourchot Eaton

January 7th

I have fond memories of the time we spent with your Mom and Dad back in the day. When we lived in Flora and were starting our families, we spent a lot of time together. Your mom was very special and caring.



Gale & Liz Beard
Troy&Kim and Carson Welty ❤
Larry & Deanna Allison
Dennis & Paula Frutiger
Jane Janes
Bob and Brenda Pierson
Bob and Pam Goodman
Karon Hobbs Dehart
debbie yATES
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Billa Broz
Bruce and Robbin Dickey
Robert,Leanna Snell & Family
Art & Norma Tunnicliff
Elaine Hobbs Wiles
Brandii, John, and Brianna Newby
Yancey and Lori Glassford
Diana & Greg Rutland
Galen & Neoma Gill
Bud & Linda (King) Martin
Robert and Karen Noblet
Brenda Rinehart
Lucy Burgess
Steve Norma anderson
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Class of 77
Dana and Janet Franklin
MARIE Dawson
Chad & Elizabeth Bayles
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Larry Frost
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Marsha Blair
Jim and Linda Grove
Gary and Sherrie Kittle
Delberta Bowen
Kathy 'Gertie'Griffith
Carole Brooks Schroeder
Marilyn Stanford
Shelley (Haycock) Myers
Mona K Lewis
Tom and Maria "Button" Pemberton
Margaret Liggett
Sabra VanDyke
David Eastin & Family
Tony and Janice Randall
Sheldon & June Smith
Pat Burt
Mary Reynolds
Brad Yates
Clara Booth
Dwight & Betty Edgington
Bob and Marlene Smith
Wayne & Ricki Lapington
Norman Philli[ps
Carla and Stan Stanford
Mike and Sharon Gray
Robin and Sharla Todd
Billy and Candy Harrell
Dianna Jacobs
Kim and Shari Hamilton
Doug and Pat Hilliard
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Nancy Travis
Bernie and Rose Born
Kim Payne
Landon, Kaitlyn, Landrey, & Quinn Eade
Dave and Lori Banker
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Joe & Pam Harrell
Michelle Marie Kim and Family
Don and Mary Smith
Myron and Gail Woomer
Mark and Jill Lewis
Mike and Kayla Anderson
Cathy Stout
Nancy Burkett
Steve and Cindy Valbert
David and Leah Forth
Sarah & Jim Hayes
Ilene Jackson
Bonnie Osborne
Mark Dunnigan
Beth Yates
Lawrence & Debbie Fitch
Stan &Kathy Obrecht
Sammie Wickiser
Troy and Sandy Thomas
Todd and Pam Woodrow & family
David and Sue Burt
Margie Bogle and Pat Wood
Chuck & Nancy Buchanan
Derek and Missy Hagen
Kye & Lori Hemphill
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Mike and Karen Mcallister
Kevin and Linda Ray 💗
Tom Schnell
Marty & Nancy Thompson
Frank and Lee Ann Kennedy
Larry and Sue Kramer
Dallas , Amanda Clark and Family
Vickie Buckley
The Kattke’s, John, Buffie, Claudia, and Jackson
Jim Fry
Ed and Becky Knapp
Mark&Karen Jones
Gary and Karen Whitehead
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Mary Lou Wheeler
Becky Wehde Vaughan
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Jerry and Ann Hearring
Peggy Borcherding
Gina and Cory Heuerman and family
Carl & Paula Patridge
Jordan Luttrell
David Bryden
All 70's Reunion
Rickey and Haley Woods
Debbie King Casell
Ray and Jackie Evans
Sam, Erica, and Alyssa Paul
Mike & Deb McKinney
Ray, Shannon & Shad Rutland
Ashley Bissey
Betty Tucker Simmons
Jill Lewis
Julie Maurice
Cecelia Cardascio
Jackie & Joe Brandibas
Steve and Rhonda Buxton
Annie Wilson Hays
Dorlisa Martin and David Good
Joe and Sue Martin
Calvin and Anita Lake
Annie Lewis,Herbie Lewis
Dave and Linda Thompson
Newt and Carletta Noll
Parvin and Carolyn murbarger
Dana Hosick
Jamey Tolliver
Ken & Tammy Haven
Steve and Nancy Mink
Don & Ann Stoecklin
Steve and Betty Stanford
Carla Hildebrand Colclasure
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
FHS Class of 1957
Joe and Karen Anderson
Steve Persinger
Vickie Hill
Dana Hosselton
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Debbie and Steve Pace
Peggy Coble
Barbara and Henry Gill
Ed and Jill Dawkins
Mike and Mary Ann Brown
Donna (Bowen)Hartke
Dan & Cheri Gill
Esther Walker
Linda Harrell Judd
Kevin & Jana Henry
Joel and Holly Denton
Dennis & Diane Herdes
Lisa Carter
Calvin & Robin Booth
Angie Borrelli
First Christian Church
Jerry and Norma Kling
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Phil & Jane Henson
Becky and Gary Franklin
John & Lisa Haycock
Pat Ridgeway
Jan Jennings
Tina henson branham
Bennie and Barb Vandaveer
Lou & Beth Sulsberger
Renee and Ashley Vandaveer
Susan Good Burroughs
Brenda Williams
Doug Briscoe
Robert and Janice Hagen
Anna Ferguson
Elaine Meares
Bill Woodard
Bryan & Gayla Land
Jean Eskew
Artdean,Angelia Warren &family
Earl & Sherry Phillips
Ray and Ginger Williams
Kyla Wyman & Family
Rick, Rickey Woods and family
JR & Julie Lewis
Darlene & Gary Britton
Melissa Gates
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Mike and Emily Putbrese
FHS Class of 1980
Terry & Sandy Frost
Don Jane and Darren Delaney
Mary Stevens
Jim and Carolyn Taylor
Sheila Brown
Linda Norris
David & Diane Hemphill
Neil& Tracy Gould
Jerrod and Tiffany Hemphill
Doug & Linda Dugger
Diana Collins
Larry & Sue Williams
Venable Tammy
Bob & Becky Hiemenz
Steve and Donna Smith
Harvey & Sandra Cash
Chuck & Linda Spitzner
Robert & Janice Weidner
Susie and Larry Poehler
Becky Stanford Stocke
Sharon David
Don Jane and Darren Delaney
Dick & Linda Wiegel
Rose Guinn Anderson
Jeff and Libbie Oakes
Nicole and Matthew
Matt, Lindy & Amelia Kohn
Don &Judy Land &family
Steve and Carolyn Abbott
Tony & Michele
Dorothy Uebinger
Dennis and Christy Uphold
Nancy Lewis
Howard and Connie Wyman
Brenda Kincaid Kingston
The Bonner's- Chance and Taylor
Phil Wiley
Susan Schroeder
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Carl & Dana zimmerman
Brenda Kling
Jim and Sandy Sulsberger
Pauline Hopkins Frost
Susan McCarty
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Norma and Ivan Barnett
Sam , Judy Burk
David & Chris Knapp
Dave welty
Randy & Lori Poole


Write a Condolence

Share Obituary


Light a Candle

Select a candle tribute and enter your name (or names) below. Click "Light Candle" when completed.

Choose a Candle

Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

500 North Main Street
Flora, Illinois 62839

Phone : (618) 662-2141
Fax: (618) 662-4600
Email: [email protected]

Receive "First Notice" Updates

Enter your email address below to receive updates when new obituary notices are posted to our website