Hollis Mitchell Franklin

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 19, 2009

Services for Hollis Mitchell Franklin, of Brookhaven, are 10:30a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on NorthJackson Street with burial in Friendship Baptist ChurchCemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Franklin, 98, died Jan. 18, 2009, at Countrybrook LivingCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on March 1, 1910, to GeorgeM. Franklin and Jahazie Laird Franklin.

He was a retired farmer and mechanic. He was a 32nd degreeMason, a Shriner, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.Mr. Franklin was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a daughter, Felicia SueFranklin; his wives, Daisy Smith Franklin, Jewel NetherlandFranklin and Stella Wells Franklin; his sisters, Ann AllredMullins, Velma Watts and Callie Stewart; and his brothers, LanceyFranklin, George Earl Franklin and Norman “Chic” Franklin.

Survivors are his sons, Mitchell Franklin, of Nakhon Phanom,Thailand, and Milton Franklin, of Baton Rouge, La.; a stepson,Floyd Cullins, of Houston, Texas; a stepdaughter, Delois Jones, ofBogue Chitto; and a brother, Rayford Franklin, of Brookhaven; his10 grandchildren; and his 12 great-grandchildren.