Franklin Howard Hemric

March 13, 1933July 29, 2013

Franklin Howard Hemric, 80, of 275 Waterway Dr., Sneads Ferry, NC peacefully passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013. He was born on March 13, 1933 to Fred and Ethel Hemric and was one of 10 children.

Howard proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He retired from Martin Marietta Aggregates as Plant Superintendent after 38 years of service. Howard enjoyed all sports, THE WOLF PACK, GOLF, especially Phil Mickelson, living at the beach, NASCAR and lived life to the fullest.

Howard is preceded in death by his loving wife, Jessie Cook Hemric; son, Richard, “Ricky” Howard Hemric; parents, and 6 brothers and sisters.

Howard is survived by his son, Danny Hemric of Sanford, NC; daughter, Frankie Carrigan of Raleigh, NC; sister, Pearl Brooks of Ronda, NC and Nellie Sue Mathis of Elkin, NC; brother, Troy Hemric of Florence, AL and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August, 1, 2013 at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to: Service of League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC or Liberty Home Care Hospice Service in Sanford, NC.

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  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Dwayne and Libby Byrd

August 1, 2013

We only knew Howard and Jessie for a few years but what a blessing they were to us. We will definitely miss them both. I am so happy that God fulfilled Howard's prayer. They have been united together once again. We will continue to Pray for the family. Rev. Dwayne and Libby Byrd.

July 31, 2013

Frankie and Danny ,so sorry that you have lost someone so dear to you.Howard was such a special person for all that he did for aunt Jessie and his love for his family.We loved them both and will never forget the memories that we have of them.May God Bless you and give you comfort at this time and in the days ahead.Love dean and Wanda

Sonya Sandell

July 30, 2013

My prayers to Danny, Frankie and family. Mr. Hemric was such a gentleman, hard worker and loved his family. He will always be remembered by Danny's and Ricky's friends in Sanford who knew him in our younger days and always looked up to him and confided in him. He supported and looked after everyone.

Bless you,

Sonya Cole Sandell

Robin Mathis

July 30, 2013

Uncle Howard was one of my favorite Uncle's growing up as a kid. I remember many a summer spent with him and Aunt Jessie. They will always be a special place in my heart for them. I know we didn't talk the last several years but I never forgot him and never will. I am sorry for your loss, Danny and Frankie. You will be in my prayers. I will miss Uncle Howard's infectious laughter and jokes he was always telling and his love for the Wolf Pack! He took me bowling for the first time when I was a teenager. He was a great man. I know he is in heaven now with Aunt Jessie and the whole family rejoicing in the presence of Our Savoir with all the Holy Angles. I love you Uncle Howard. Rest in peace.

Cindy Greenhill

July 30, 2013


May God bless you during this difficult time. Please know that we are always here for you.

Cindy and Wayne