Born on January 23,1939 in Johnson City, TN. She was the daughter of the late James Murphy and Frances Benfield. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Luther Franklin; her granddaughter, Emily Whitson; and stepfather, Ray Benfield.
Those left to cherish her many memories include her five children, Kim Whiston, Andy Franklin, Cherie Jones, Todd Franklin (Patsy), and Lori Whitson (Jeff); her grandchildren, Aaron Whiston, Autumn Bennett, Mark Jones, Tyler Franklin, Ashley Whitson, Adam Franklin, Daniel Franklin, Taylor Whitson, Laura Franklin; and great grandchildren, Jordan Lewis and Lucy Jones.
She was known as Gang Gang to many and for always having a smile and a hug. She loved children and all her fur babies. She was a member of Central Community Christian Church.
Special thanks to Verna Vance and Sarah McKinney for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Community Christian Church, 137 Hopson Rd. Johnson City, TN 37601 or Washington County Animal Shelter, 3411 N. Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601.
The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date.
Memories and condolences may be shared via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Franklin family. (423) 282 – 1521.