Funeral service for Helen Baxley Franklin, 68, will be Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Donnie Blackmon officiating. Burial will be in Fayetteville Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL. Mrs. Franklin died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earsey Dean Franklin after 25 years of marriage. She was employed by Avondale Mills until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Baxley and her parents, Ruby Alma and David Thomas Baxley and grandson, Gabriel Ricks. She is survived by her daughters, Roxanne Black, husband Tracy and Dana Ragsdale, husband Kevin all of Sylacauga; sons, Scott Ricks, wife Alisa and Michael Ricks both of Sylacauga; brother, Claude Baxley of Childersburg; sister, Shirley Sawyer of Parkdale; aunts, Margie Moon and Evelyn Roberson both of Sylacauga; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Adam Thornton, Peewee Cowell Jr., Jason Cowell, Christopher Black, Brian Black, Devin Ragsdale, M.J. Ragsdale and Michael Ricks. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga, AL will direct the services.
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Radney-Smith Funeral Home
320 North Elm Avenue Sylacauga, AL 35150
Published in The Daily Home on June 13, 2013