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HENDERSONVILLE-Franklin Lee Barnwell, 55, of Hendersonville, NC died July 30, 2014 while camping at Graveyard Fields in Pisgah National Forest from a Heart Attack.
A Native and resident of Henderson County, he was preceded in death by his Mother, Sally Eugenia Drake Hinkle; and Father, Garrett Lee Barnwell, both of Hendersonville, NC.
Franklin was a graduate of East Henderson High School, class of 1977 and served in the US Air Force from 1978-1981, E3. Franklin attended Coastal Carolina University, Western Carolina University & Western Piedmont Community College. Franklin played football at Western Carolina University while attending school there. He played softball for a number of years and acquired his ASA Umpire License where he qualified to Umpire up to the Olympics, but chose to do NC., SC., Tenn., and GA., State slow-pitch Men's and Women's softball.
Franklin is Survived by his only child, Christopher Franklin Barnwell of Hendersonville, NC.
Franklin was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. A Casual Memorial Service will be held in the Sanctuary at Mud Creek Baptist Church on Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Mac Cumbo Officiating.
In Lieu of Flowers, please consider the needs of Christopher Barnwell. Contributions may be payable and sent to: Christopher Barnwell, PO Box 1135, Mountain Home, NC 28758, to assist for the financial cost associated with the Memorial Services.
Published in The Times-News on Aug. 14, 2014
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