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OBIT: Mr. Larry “Curly” Franklin, Age 70, Of The Brooks Bend Community


Mr. Larry “Curly” Franklin

A retired Jackson County farmer has died at the age of 70.

Mrs. Larry “Curly” Franklin of the Brooks Bend Community was pronounced deceased at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday evening May 8, 2018 at the Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center on Castle Heights Court where he was admitted from Summit Medical Center in Hermitage on April 9th. He was under the care of Caris Hospice of Nashville.

Graveside services and interment were held on Thursday afternoon May 10th in the Garden of the Cross section beside his wife and son at the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens. Long-time family friend Bro. Jeff Burton officiated at the 1 p.m. graveside service.

One of twelve children, he was born Larry Odell Franklin in the Smith County section of the Funns Branch Community and was the son of the late Lonnie B. Franklin who died at the age of 68 on May 18, 1984 and Cloe Lucille Thompson Franklin who died at the age of 79 on August 8, 2001.

Siblings preceded Mr. Franklin in death were Linda Franklin who died at the age of one week old, Pamela Sue Franklin who died At the age of 4, Kathy Evyone Moss who died on August 9, 2005 at the age of 41, Buford Clyde Franklin who died January 30, 2007 at the age of 55 and former South Carthage mayor and Carthage businessman L. B. Franklin who died November 26, 2013 at the age of 73.

On April 28, 1973 he was united in marriage to Brooks Bend Community native, the former Robbie June Givens by the late Eld. Phocian Gibbs.

They were preceded in death on August 4, 2013 by their only son, Shannon Brian “Shagg” Franklin who died in Zachary, Louisiana of pneumonia at the age of 36. Mrs. Robbie was so devastated by the news of the death of her son she suffered a massive heart attack and died nine days later on August 13, 2013 at the age of 71.

Mr. Franklin was also preceded in death by a step son, Jason Charles Lee who died May 6, 2007 at the age of 35.

Surviving Mr. Franklin are his four sisters, Janie Franklin Creswell of Lebanon, Carnell Franklin Climer and husband Bobby of the Elmwood Community, Patricia Franklin Montgomery and husband David of Lebanon, Vickie Franklin Allen and husband Larry of Cookeville; two brothers, Glen Franklin and wife Pam of Gainesboro, Stanley Franklin of Carthage.

Sanderson of Carthage