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3054 Hwy 80 West
Morton, MS 39117
Phone: (601)-732-3624
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W.E. Franklin

W.E. Franklin

Saturday, July 14th, 1934 - Sunday, February 7th, 2021
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Mr. W. E. Franklin, 86, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2021, at St Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. A private family graveside service will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM at the Leesburg Baptist Cemetery with Bro. Jon Vanlandingham officiating.

W.E. was born in Rankin County, MS on July 14, 1934 to the late Evon Franklin and Susie Kate Fitzhugh. He was a lifelong resident of The Leesburg Community. W.E was of the Baptist faith and had attended Leesburg Baptist Church. W.E. was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and take care of his cattle.

In addition to his father and mother, W.E. is preceded in death by his 3 brothers, John C. Franklin, Emmit Franklin, and Sidney Franklin; 2 sisters Vera Bryant, and S.A. Kimble; son in law Dickey Crain. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Thelma Franklin of Leesburg, MS; daughters, Barbara Crain of Leesburg, MS, Donna Hill (Gale) of Lena, MS.; son Leon Franklin (Cindy) of Leesburg, MS; 2 sisters, June Harrell of Leesburg, MS, and Merle Thompson of Leesburg, MS; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren 2 great-great grandchildren and a number nieces, nephews and other relatives. Also his lifelong best friend Colon Measles.

Pallbearers include Drew Franklin, Ryan Litchliter, Dusty Hill, Daniel Pope, Donnie Harrell, and Rocky Harrell. Honorary Pallbearers are Chris Crain and Colon Measles.
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    Leesburg Baptist Cemetery
    Hwy 481
    MORTON, MS 39117
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Steve Gaines

Posted at 07:40pm
My deepest regards for Mr. W.E. Franklin and family, some of Mississippi’s finest folks and a true leader in Rankin County. Steve and Nita Gaines

Alton & Linda Laster

Posted at 06:03pm
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of W.E. He was a great man and will surely be missed. May God bless the family at this difficult time.

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