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.

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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.