Services for Vollie Franklin, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 11, at Brookhaven Funeral Home on North JacksonStreet with burial in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery inLincoln County.
Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.
Mr. Franklin, 86, died Aug. 9, 2007, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on March 5, 1921, to JamesThomas Franklin and Ruth Laird Franklin.
He was retired, having worked for most of his career at KeystoneSeneca Wire Cloth Co., in Brookhaven. He was a United States MarineVeteran of World War II, and served in the South Pacific withengagements in the New Georgia Operation, which led to theconsolidation of the Solomon Islands. He was a lifetime member ofthe Masons. He was of the Baptist faith.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, James T.Franklin Jr.; and his sisters, Ethel Harris, Edith Dickerson, VeraVickery, Donis Gardner and Margaret Landry.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Lou Franklin; his daughter, LindaMcCullough and husband Tommy, of Brookhaven; his sons, TommyFranklin, of Brookhaven, and David Franklin, of Ocean Springs; hissisters, Emma Breaux, Paula Walker and Bertille Johnson, all ofBrookhaven; his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; andscores of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Lance James, Dusty White, Geoffery Johnson,Keith Johnson, Shane McCullough and Scott Franklin.