OBITUARY

Franklin D. Somersett

August 3, 1936July 4, 2018
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Franklin “Frank” D. Somersett, age 81 of Sunset Beach went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 4, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Care Center Whiteville, NC.

He was born in Brunswick County on August 3, 1936 the son of the late, Rufus R. Somersett and Eloise Platt Somersett. He was preceded death by a son, Franklin Tony Somersett; two daughters Donna Denise Benton and Natalie Dianna Denley.

Mr. Somersett was a member of Old Shallotte Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Shallotte Lodge #727 A. F. & A. M. , also a member of Sudan Shriners and charter member and past president of South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club, member of Brunswick County Shrine Club, and past captain of the Sudan Thunderbolts and New Bern Court Order of Jesters.. Frank was an avid gardener and loved to eat at Highway 55.

Surviving are his wife of over 60 years, Virginia “Jane” Somersett of the home; a brother, Charles Somersett and wife, Dianna of Grissetown; a sister, Christine Phillips and John Downer of Little River, SC; many nieces and nephews; and a special thanks to a nephew, Gregory King of Whiteville, NC and niece, Peggy McCumbee of Ash, NC; a special pet named “Tiger”.

Funeral services will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday July 7, 2018 in Old Shallotte Baptist Church with Reverend Rory J. Thigpen officiating. Burial will follow in the Mintz Cemetery with Masonic Rites accorded by Shallotte Lodge # 727 A.F & A.M.

Friends are invited to a time of visitation with the family one hour prior to the service at the Church. You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.

In lieu of customary remembrances memorials may be directed to Old Shallotte Baptist Church, 394 Longwood Road, NW Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.

A special thanks to pastor and members of Old Shallotte Baptist Church for all their prayers and support.

A service of White Funeral and Cremation Service Shallotte Chapel.

  • FAMILY

  • Rufus R. Somersett and Eloise Platt Somersett. He was preceded death by a son, Franklin Tony Somersett; two daughters Donna Denise Benton and Natalie Dianna Denley.

    Surviving are his wife of over 60 years, Virginia “Jane” Somersett of the home; a brother, Charles Somersett and wife, Dianna of Grissetown; a sister, Christine Phillips and John Downer of Little River, SC; many nieces and nephews; and a special thanks to a nephew, Gregory King of Whiteville, NC and niece, Peggy McCumbee of Ash, NC; a special pet named “Tiger
  • DONATIONS

  • Old Shallotte Baptist Church

Services

  • A Family gathering of family and friends Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Franklin D. Somersett

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