Sue Bennett Franklin, 72, of Weaver, passed away on June 9, 2010. Born in Birmingham, she had lived in Weaver since 1962. An avid gardener, she was a member of the Calhoun County Master Gardeners Association, the Weaver Garden Club and served on the Calhoun County Beautification Board. Sue worked to teach horticulture to the girls of the Coosa Valley Attention Home and frequently lobbied legislators and elected officials on behalf of horticulture and natural beautification efforts. She was the recipient of awards from the Arbor Day Foundation and often traveled to speak or participate in conferences on gardening and urban beautification. Sue was a member of the Anniston Bridge Club and attended Saks First United Methodist. She was a prolific painter and decorative artist, working in a variety of 2-D and 3-D media and was a member of the Alabama Guild of Decorative Artists. Sue graduated from Warrior High School in Warrior, Alabama and attended Birmingham - Southern College where she majored in physical education and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. A life-long learner, she read voraciously across a wide variety of topics. Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Curtis Franklin Sr.; her daughter, Suzanne, and her parents, Charles and Mildred Bennett. She is survived by her sons Curtis Franklin Jr., of Gainesville, Florida and Charles Franklin, of Anniston; daughters-in-law Carol and Heather Franklin, and grandson Daniel Franklin. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. this morning, June 11, 2010, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with funeral services at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Attention Home of Coosa Valley Youth Services. Chapel Hill Funeral Home will be servicing the Franklin family 256-820-5151 www.chapelhillfh.com
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Published in The Anniston Star from June 10 to June 11, 2010