Franklin D. "Frank" Somersett (1936 - 2018)

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Franklin "Frank" D. Somersett, 81, of Sunset Beach went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at the Angel House Hospice Care Center in Whiteville.
He was born in Brunswick County on Aug. 3, 1936, the son of the late, Rufus R. Somersett and Eloise Platt Somersett. He was preceded death by a son, Franklin Tony Somersett; and two daughters, Donna Denise Benton and Natalie Dianna Denley.
Mr. Somersett was a member of Old Shallotte Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Shallotte Lodge No.727 A.F. & A.M., also a member of Sudan Shriners and charter member and past president of South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club, member of Brunswick County Shrine Club, and past captain of the Sudan Thunderbolts and New Bern Court Order of Jesters. Frank was an avid gardener and loved to eat at Hwy 55.
Surviving are his wife of more than 60 years, Virginia "Jane" Somersett of the home; a brother, Charles Somersett and wife, Dianna, of Grissetown; a sister, Christine Phillips and John Downer of Little River, S.C.; many nieces and nephews; a special thanks to a nephew, Gregory King of Whiteville and niece, Peggy McCumbee of Ash; and a special pet named "Tiger."
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in Old Shallotte Baptist Church with the Rev. Rory J. Thigpen officiating. Burial followed in Mintz Cemetery with Masonic rites accorded by Shallotte Lodge No. 727 A.F & A.M.
A time of visitation with the family was one hour prior to the service at the church.
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In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be directed to Old Shallotte Baptist Church, 394 Longwood Road NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.
A special thanks to pastor and members of Old Shallotte Baptist Church for all their prayers and support.
A service of White Funeral and Cremation Service Shallotte chapel.

Published in The Brunswick Beacon from July 12 to July 18, 2018
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