William Larry Franklin

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 30, 2009

Services for William Larry Franklin, of Brookhaven, formerly ofNew Orleans, La., are 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Rose Hill M.B.Church in Brookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Franklin, 57, died Oct. 27, 2009, at his residence. He wasborn in Brookhaven on Feb. 5, 1952, to Luther Franklin Sr. and OraLee Putman Franklin.

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He was a brick mason. He was a member of Rose Hill M.B.Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, LutherFranklin Jr., Charles E. Franklin and Tommie E. Franklin; and asister, Patricia Ann Franklin Washington.

Survivors are his sons, Theodric, of New Orleans, QuintonThompson, of Memphis, Tenn., and Steven Lenior, of Brookhaven; hissisters, Ada L. Rutledge, of Brookhaven, Mary Knox, of Brookhaven,Maxine Banks and husband, Leroy, of New Orleans, and Margie Gurley,of Houston, Texas; a very dear family friend, John Tyler, ofBrookhaven; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives andfriends.