OBITUARY

Franklin Monroe Hunt

July 2, 1938July 20, 2020
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Franklin Monroe Hunt, “PeeWee,” 82, of Mount Holly, NC passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2020, at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC. Born on July 2, 1938, in Fairmont, NC, he was the son of the late George Frank Hunt and Willie Jay Oxendine Hunt. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Debbie Hunt of Belmont, NC, and Kim Sowards (Anthony) of Mount Holly, NC; five grandchildren, Katie Ellis (Matt), Andrew Elliott (Dianna), Jessica Sowards, Matthew Sowards, and Kristy Stallworth (Kenon); six great grandchildren, Khloe, Kynleigh, Karoline, Ada, Serenity, and Malachi; step-mother, Josephine Hunt of Lumberton NC; six sisters, Betty Lois Dial of Pembroke, NC, Linnie Jacobs, Joanne Chavis, Linda Jacobs, Mary Alice Stephens (Earl), and Betty Carol Hunt (Timmy), all of Fairmont, NC; and a host of nieces and nephews. Franklin was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Brenda Hunt; two brothers, Jimmie Hunt and Edward Hunt; and a sister, Ann Hunt. Franklin retired from Southeastern Freight Lines after 30 years of service as a truck driver. He was also employed by Thurston Motor Lines. He was a long-standing and faithful member of New Life Church of Jesus Christ. He loved to garden, share stories of his childhood and his days as a truck driver. Franklin was a devoted family man, and he especially loved spending time his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who called him “Paw Paw.” A private, family graveside service to celebrate Franklin & Brenda's life will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 1pm, at Forest Lawn Cemetery West, with Pastor Lawson Whitson officiating. The service will be available for viewing through live stream at www.facebook.com/ForestLawnWest so that all may attend in spirit.

  • FAMILY

  • George Frank & Willie Jay (Oxendine) Hunt, Parents (deceased)
  • Brenda (Chavis) Hunt, Wife (deceased)
  • Debbie Hunt, Daughter
  • Kim (Anthony) Sowards, Daughter
  • Katie (Matt) Ellis, Granddaughter
  • Andrew (Dianna) Elliot, Grandson
  • Jessica Sowards, Granddaughter
  • Matthew Sowards, Grandson
  • Kristy (Kenon) Stallworth, Granddaughter
  • Khloe, Kynleigh & Karoline, Great-Grandchildren
  • Ada, Serenity & Malachi, Great-Grandchildren
  • Josephine Hunt, Step-Mother
  • Betty Lois Dial, Sister
  • Linnie Jacobs, Sister
  • Joanne Chavis, Sister
  • Linda Jacobs, Sister
  • Mary (Earl) Alice Stephens, Sister
  • Betty (Timmy) Carol Hunt, Sister
  • Jimmie Hunt, Brother (deceased)
  • Edward Hunt, Brother (deceased)
  • Ann Hunt, Sister (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Elliot
  • Matt Ellis
  • Jack Chavis, Jr.
  • Mike McCartney
  • Curt Harrison
  • Harrison Carter
  • Isaac Byrd

Services

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Kim Rhyne

July 25, 2020

Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with "Franklin." We are thinking of you during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. 🙏

Lorrie Carriker

July 25, 2020

Will never forget your smiling face. The love you showed to so many! Most of all to my husband that you always called Buttermilk! We still pick about that to this day and sometimes I find myself calling him Buttermilk. Love you papa Hunt you will be greatly missed!

David Hall

July 25, 2020

Debbie and Kim, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda and Frank will be greatly missed.
It was my pleasure to work with Frank and share some time with him after retirement.
May God Bless you all.

Rev. Earl & Colleen Chavis

July 22, 2020

Our hearts are broken as we mourn your loss. We were friends for a long time. We felt like family to you and Sis Brenda. When we called to wish you a happy birthday on July 2, we never knew it would be our last words. Wish we could have talked just a little while longer. Our hearts are hurting today for our loss of 2 of our most precious friends. One day we won’t have to say so long. Go rest high on the mountain, your work on earth is through. We will see you again dear brother and never say good bye again. Our family will miss you. Amy & Elizabeth still remember you saying” Rise like grits girls”.

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