Lee Franklin

County News
Adairsville, Georgia
April 16, 1963
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Lee Franklin, 83, of Adairsville, Route 2, died in the Gordon County Hospital, Thursday, April 11.

He was the son of the late John and Jane Penn Franklin, pioneer citizens, and a member of the Plainview Baptist Church, and the Sonoraville Lodge, F. & A.M. His wife, the former Mattie Stephens, died several years ago.

Surviving are a son, Taft Franklin, Adairsville Rte. 2; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Erwin, Adairsville Rte 2 and Mrs. Lois Haralson, Calhoun; a brother, Jess Franklin of near Adairsville; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Murphy and Mrs. George Manning, both of Rome; Mrs. Western Wright and Mrs. Burton Wright, both of Calhoun, and Mrs. Mattie Wright, Shannon; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Plainview Baptist Church, the Revs. Russing Manning, G.W. Shaw and Hollis Hammond officiating.

Interment was in Plainview Cemetery.


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December 12, 1963

In Memory

Our Masonic Brother Lee Franklin, Adairsville, Ga., Rt. 2 passed away in the Gordon County Hospital.

Brother Lee was born 1880 in the Plainview community, where he lived most of his life and was a friend and neighbor to all who knew him. He was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church and was married to the former Mattie Stephens, who died several years ago. He is survived by two daughters and one son.

Brother Franklin was made a Master Mason in Cedar Creek Lodge but later limited to Sonora Lodge, where he was one of the eldest members at the time of his death.

We, the members of Sonora Lodge, and all Masonic Brethren who knew him, shall cherish his interest and willingness to discuss the many works of Masonry. May the Lord bless and use his family and all others who will accept and be used by him.

Sonora Lodge No. 221

[Handwritten on bottom of article - "Pallbearers include J.C. McDearis, Don & Bill Dempsey, Buck Baker, Paul Hogan & Morris Thomas"]


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