Ernest G. Franklin
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MANSFIELD: Ernest G. Franklin, 82 of Mansfield, OH died early Friday morning, August 22, 2014 at Winchester Terrace Nursing Home. He was born December 12, 1931 in Jasper, Alabama to the late Bennie Allen Franklin and
Ernest was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. Ernest retired as a foreman after 29 years of service with General Motors. Known best as Ernie, he was an avid golfer and bowler. Ernie was a kind man but an outspoken man, he fought a good fight but in the wee hours of the morning of August 22nd, he was called home.
Ernest is survived by his loving devoted wife of 56 years, Mattie Rowe Franklin; two daughters, Ernestine Bell of Jasper, AL and Gwendolyn Joyce (William) Bigsby of Madison, AL; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grand kids; 6 sisters; three brothers; and a host of other relatives.
Ernest was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters; and two brothers.
There will be no services or visitation at this time. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Ernest G. Franklin.
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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
98 S Diamond St Mansfield, OH 44902
Published in the News Journal from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014