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.

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.

Margaret is survived by 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, FL, and one sister, Mabel Morrow Munsey of Jefferson City, 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, and 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 are, 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, Tennessee 37745.

Kiser Rose-Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home 125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN, 37743 423-636-8007


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021


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Duane and Mary Helen Clowers

January 12, 2021

Garry and Edna,
So sorry to hear about the death of your mother. I know Heaven has gained an angel. She sure raised a special son. Prayers that God will wrap His arms around you, sheltering you with peace and love.

Charles Malone

January 12, 2021

Dear Garry & Edna Sorry to hear of your Mom passing. sorry also to not have been in touch all these many years past. I will try to make my way back to Greeneville for the service. Love you all.

Frank & Brenna Christian

January 11, 2021

Dear Lanny & Family, All our Love & Sympathy during this most difficult time. With Love, Frank & Brenna and Families

Linda Shanks

January 11, 2021

Aunt Margaret was a special lady who loved her flowers. My mother always held her in a special place in her heart lots of love to the family Linda and Larry

Kristy Lee

January 11, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about Margaret's passing. She was a very sweet lady & I always enjoyed taking care of her when she came to the bank. My thoughts & prayers are with you & also in the coming days.