Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ellen Franklin, age 78, of Cleveland. Mrs. Franklin passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014.
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Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Flynn and the Rev. Mike Kitchens officiating. Interment will follow in Gateway Memory Park.
Ellen was born in Habersham County on March 10, 1936, to the late Victor Cowart and Parolee Lyons Cowart. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister, Virginia London. Ellen was employed by Orbit Manufacturing in Helen for a number of years, spent the last several years as a homemaker. She loved the outdoors, whether it was camping, sunbathing or simply doing yard work, Ellen loved to be outside. She could also be seen at almost every antique car event in the area. Ellen was a member of Union Grove Congregational Holiness Church.
She is surived by her husband, L.G. Franklin, Cleveland; daughter, Wanda Hood (Eddie) of Cleveland; sons, Billy Franklin and Ricky Franklin, both of Cleveland; sisters, Barbara Thurmond, Cleveland, Marie Allen (Ted), Cleveland, Martha London, Cleveland, Janie Blackburn (Hugh), Cleveland, Cheryl Mize (Ross), Cleveland; brother, Tommy Cowart (Sue), also of Cleveland; grandchildren include Rodney and Shelly Seabolt, Jody and Melissa Hood, Ashley Franklin, Brooke Franklin, BJ Franklin, Christy and Larry Orr. Ellen is also survived by her 10 great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be acknowledged, however, it is requested that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 743 Spring St., Gainesville, GA 30501.
The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 p.m. To share a memory of Ellen or to send condolences, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com
Arrangements for Mrs. Margaret Ellen Franklin are in the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, 706-865-1500
Alexander Funeral Home
2721 Highway 129 South Cleveland, GA 30528
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Apr. 18, 2014