Nell Dilling Franklin (1927 - 2013)

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GASTONIA - Nell Dilling Franklin, 85, died Jan. 20, 2013, after a long illness.

She was born Dec. 6, 1927, in Gaston County to the late Marvin and Edna Gibson Dilling.

Nell is survived by five nieces and nephews, Ellen Singleton, Kathy Bullock, Terry Dilling, Bruce and Dan Wise; several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Billy A. Dilling and Betty Dilling Wise.

The family will have a private service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Online condolences may be made at

Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Franklin family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 21, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park
2205 Williamsburg Drive | Gastonia, NC 28054 | (704) 867-6337
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