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Obituaries for Feb. 24, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Virginia Howell Franklin, 85, of Tiptonville, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at her residence.

She was a homemaker and a member of Keystone Church of God.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Keystone Church of God with the Rev. Murray Blurton officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Minnick of Minnick, Linda Fickle of Tiptonville and Pat Smith and Georgia Griffin, both of Samburg; two sons, George "Wayne" Franklin and Jim Franklin, both of Dyersburg; a sister, Mary Renfro of Nashville; a brother, Al "Junior" Howell of Union City; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Franklin; her parents, Luther and Mary Howell; a sister, Grace Howell; and a brother, Bud Howell.

Pallbearers will be grandson and great-grandsons.