Mrs. Doris Emogene (Blair) Franklin of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021, at the Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 87 years, 4 months, and 13 days. She was born in Columbia, Kentucky on Tuesday, September 12, 1933, the daughter of Thomas Elva and Lula (Bunch) Blair. She was of Methodist faith, a member of Red Banks United Methodist Church, and a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jennifer Arms, great-granddaughters, Christian Vibbert, Keiley Franklin, sisters, Yvonne Franklin, Mary Blair, brother, William “Billy” Blair, brother-in-law, William Huddleston, and infant son, Ricky Dean Franklin.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin Franklin of Burkesville, Kentucky, whom she wed July 27, 1957, children, Marvin “Junior” (Pat) Franklin of Lizton, Indiana, Tommy (Darlene) Franklin of Burkesville, Kentucky, Pam Arms of Palmetto, Florida, Doug (Brenda) Franklin of Lebanon, Indiana, Angela Antle of Palmetto, Florida, Robin Grider of Burkesville, Kentucky, sibling, Jewell Huddleston of Columbia, Kentucky, 14 grandchildren, Brian, Penny, Chessie, Vanessa, Jessica, Edwin Jr., Kellye, Ashley, Toshua, Joshua, Kristen, Tracy, Taylor, Chrissy, and 28 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky with Bro. Jimmy Bunch officiating. Casket bearers were Brian Franklin, Toshua Vibbert, Tracy Daniels, Josh Franklin, Braxton Vibbert, Tony Grider. Honorary casket bearers were Triston Vibbert, Ayden Smith. Burial was in the Grant Cemetery in Glens Fork, Kentucky. Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements. Online condolences at norris-new.com.
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