Mr. Franklin died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born in Habersham County on Oct. 21, 1941, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Flora Murray Franklin. Mr. Franklin had previously worked for Earnest Perry Construction and he was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening, riding horses and chicken farming.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brother, J.L. Franklin.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Junior Spivey of Hayesville, N.C. and Lisa and Danny Frye of Turnerville; son, Arnold “Steve” Franklin of Clayton; sons and daughters-in-law, Shane and Teresa Franklin of Turnerville and Shawn and Susanne Franklin of Mt. Airy; son and fiancée, Randy Franklin and Sherry Thompson of Mt. Airy; sister, Christine Broome of Mt. Airy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian and Earnest Perry and Carolyn and Eugene Perry all of Mt. Airy; Helen & Donald Clark of Toccoa; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
November 2, 2012