June 4, 2010

Mr. J. T. Franklin

Mr. J. T. Franklin, age 82, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Friday, June 4, 2010 at Sunset Manor, Guin, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sunday evening, June 6, 2010 at Otts' Funeral Home, Sulligent, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., at Otts' Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Mitch Nethery officiating. Burial in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers, Larry Franklin, Bill Franklin, Mike Franklin, Doug Cantrell, and Tony Franklin. Honorary pallbearers, Richard Roberts, John Boyett, Ted Boyett, Robert Foster, richard Hester, Joey Knight, Leon Hollis, J.C. Hollis, Nig Hollis, Bo Morris, Scott Boman, and James Hill Maddox.

Mr. Franklin was born September 13, 1927 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late James W. and Eula Lewis Franklin. He was a member of the Sulligent United Methodist Church and he attended Sulligent High School. He was owner and operator of Franklin Poultry for 30 years. He was a former member of the Sulligent Lions Club and was on the Advisory Board at the First State Bank in Sulligent, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Franklin, Sulligent, AL.; 1 son, Gary Franklin, Sulligent, AL.; 2 daughters, Diane Franklin Griffin, Tampa, FL., and Sandra Franklin (Ronnie) Black, Sulligent, AL.; 1 granddaughter, Ashley Rogers, Sulligent, AL.; 1 brother, Glenn (Joyce) Franklin, Sulligent, AL.; 1 sister, Dot (Donald) Cantrell, Sulligent, AL.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, James W. and Eula Franklin; 5 brothers, Lonnie Franklin, Connie Franklin, Moman Franklin, Hewitt Franklin and Stanley Franklin; and 1 infant brother.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. directing.

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