OBITUARY

Margaret Leona Morrow Franklin

July 17, 1926January 7, 2021

Margaret Leona Morrow Franklin passed away at Greeneville Community Hospital East on Thursday, January 7th, 2021, at 94 years old.

She was a loving, faithful wife to Wayne H. Franklin for almost 75 years until his death in 2018.

She was a homemaker, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, and neighbor.

Margaret accepted the Lord as a young adult and was a member of Greeneville First Freewill Baptist Church, where she was loved very much by her church family, and all who knew her.

Margaret enjoyed working in her flowers and doing jigsaw puzzles; she was an excellent cook and seamstress.

Survivors include two sons and their wives: Garry and Edna Franklin of Greeneville and Lanny and Jannie Franklin of Baileyton Community; six grandchildren: Thomas Franklin of Baileyton Community, Ronald and Rhonda Franklin of Chattanooga, Rebecca Thompson of South Carolina, Dawn and Andy Atkinson of South Carolina, Krystal and Teddy Lawing of Greeneville, Michael Franklin of South Carolina; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Franklin of South Carolina; one step-grandson and wife, Nathan and Yolonda Massey; thirteen great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two step- great-great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Joyce Morrow of Ocala, Florida; one sister, Mabel Morrow Munsey of Jefferson City; and special neighbors and friends: Ronnie and Jeannie Luttrell, Tim, LeAnn, Brock, and Blair Shelton, and J.D. and Christy Bowers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Cromer and Julie Deyton Morrow; a son, Danny Franklin; an infant daughter; a grandson, Timothy Franklin; a sister, Mildred Morrison; and a brother, Ralph Morrow. There will be a private family viewing at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, friends may call the funeral home and have their name placed in the register book.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 2 pm in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Larry McElroy officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tom Franklin, Ronald Franklin, Michael Franklin, Teddy Lawing, Andy Atkinson, and J.D. Bowers.

Memorials may be made to Greeneville First Free Will Baptist Church, 502 E. Church Street, Greeneville, TN 37745.

  • FAMILY

  • Garry Franklin (Edna), Son
  • Lanny Franklin (Jannie), Son
  • Thomas Franklin, Grandchild
  • Ronald Franklin (Rhonda), Grandchild
  • Rebecca Thompson, Grandchild
  • Dawn Atkinson (Andy), Grandchild
  • Krystal Lawing (Teddy), Grandchild
  • Michael Franklin, Grandchild
  • Patricia Franklin, Daughter-in-law
  • Nathan Massey (Yolonda), Step-Grandson
  • Johnny Morrow (Joyce), Brother
  • Mabel Morrow Munsey, Sister
  • Ronnie and Jeannie Luttrell, Special Friends
  • Tim, LeAnn, Brock, and Blair Shelton, Special Friends
  • J. D. and Christy Bowers, Special Friends
  • Cromer and Julie Deyton Morrow, Parents (deceased)
  • Danny Franklin, Son (deceased)
  • An Infant, Daughter (deceased)
  • Timothy Franklin, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Mildred Morrison, Sister (deceased)
  • Ralph Morrow, Brother (deceased)
  • She also leaves thirteen great grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and two step-great-great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tom Franklin
  • Ronald Franklin
  • Michael Franklin
  • Teddy Lawing
  • Andy Atkinson
  • J. D. Bowers
  • DONATIONS

  • Greeneville First Free Will Baptist Church

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Memories

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Crystal Talbert Minnehan

January 12, 2021

Remember her as a child praying for the family

JD and Christy Bowers

January 11, 2021

Mrs. Franklin was a dear friend to my wife and I. When we met Wayne and Margaret several years ago they welcomed us into their lives like we were family. We would go over and sit with them and talk about the good ole days and we both learned a lot from each of their experiences. Mrs. Franklin was a true, honest devoted Christian who had faith in God and had the upmost love for her family and friends. She was a very hard working woman who would always put a smile on your face on each visit and taught the meaning of hard work throughout life. Mrs. Franklin was a woman that had a heart of gold and always looking out for others. Our hearts are very saddened of her loss but know she is in heaven with Mr. Franklin and her loved ones. We love and miss you Mrs. Franklin.

Kelsi Franklin

January 11, 2021

You will always be miss and I hope you smiling down on the family we love you and great granddad

Shirley & Alex Keys

January 11, 2021

Garry, Edna and family so sorry for the loss of your precious Mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, love you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Margaret Leona Morrow Franklin passed away at Greeneville Community Hospital East on Thursday, January 7th, 2021, at 94 years old.

She was a loving, faithful wife to Wayne H. Franklin for almost 75 years until his death in 2018.

She was a homemaker, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, and neighbor.

Margaret accepted the Lord as a young adult and was a member of Greeneville First Freewill Baptist Church, where she was loved very much by her church family, and all who knew her.

Margaret enjoyed working in her flowers and doing jigsaw puzzles; she was an excellent cook and seamstress.

Survivors include two sons and their wives: Garry and Edna Franklin of Greeneville and Lanny and Jannie Franklin of Baileyton Community; six grandchildren: Thomas Franklin of Baileyton Community, Ronald and Rhonda Franklin of Chattanooga, Rebecca Thompson of South Carolina, Dawn and Andy Atkinson of South Carolina, Krystal and Teddy Lawing of Greeneville, Michael Franklin of South Carolina; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Franklin of South Carolina; one step-grandson and wife, Nathan and Yolonda Massey; thirteen great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two step- great-great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Joyce Morrow of Ocala, Florida; one sister, Mabel Morrow Munsey of Jefferson City; and special neighbors and friends: Ronnie and Jeannie Luttrell, Tim, LeAnn, Brock, and Blair Shelton, and J.D. and Christy Bowers.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Cromer and Julie Deyton Morrow; a son, Danny Franklin; an infant daughter; a grandson, Timothy Franklin; a sister, Mildred Morrison; and a brother, Ralph Morrow.

There will be a private family viewing at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, friends may call the funeral home and have their name placed in the register book.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 2 pm in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Larry McElroy officiating.

Pallbearers will be Tom Franklin, Ronald Franklin, Michael Franklin, Teddy Lawing, Andy Atkinson, and J.D. Bowers.

Memorials may be made to Greeneville First Free Will Baptist Church, 502 E. Church Street, Greeneville, TN 37745.