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Rose Franklin
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Rose Franklin, 79, of Marshall, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, she was born January 31, 1939 to the late Wendell and Betty Chandler Franklin. She was a member of Davis Chapel Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Charles Franklin, sister, Doris Rigsby and an infant son.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lathern Franklin; children, Michael Franklin (Annette) of Marshall and Sheila Ace (Frank) of Verona, WI; foster daughter, Dorothy Bullman (Harvey) of Morganton, NC; grandchildren: Michelle Franklin, Myra Franklin, Megan Franklin (fiancé, Matthew Freeman), Lauren Ace and Madeline Ace; siblings: Mary Lou Hensley of Hot Springs, June Wynne (Jerome) of Canton, PA, Tommy Franklin of Marshall and Gary Franklin (Christine) of Marshall; brother in-law, Johnny Rigsby of Weaverville; as well as, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Madison Funeral Services with Pastors Jimmy Dean Hensley and Ralph Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in the Cutshall Community Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 23rd.
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