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James T. Franklin Jr.

Services for James T. Franklin Jr., of Brookhaven, are 2 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in NewProspect Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Franklin, 79, died Jan. 27, 2006, at King’s DaughtersMedical Center. He was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 18, 1926, toJames Thomas Franklin and Ruth Laird Franklin.

He was retired from the Texas Highway Department of Austin,Texas. He was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, EthelHarris, Edith Dickerson, Donnis Gardner, Margaret Landry and VeraVickery.

Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Ellis Franklin, of Brookhaven;his brother, Vollie Franklin, of Brookhaven; his sister, EmmaBreaux, Paula Walker and Bertille Johnson, all of Brookhaven; and ahost of nieces and nephews.