Franklin Leaven


Franklin B. Leaven, 83, of Jacksonville, died Feb. 9, 2013, at his home.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Joel Churchwell officiating.

He served in the U.S. Army, was employed with civil service for more than 29 years and an active member of Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Elizabeth Leaven of the home; sons, Franklin Leaven of Raleigh, David Leaven of Kannapolis, Ronald Leaven of Jacksonville, Odie Leaven of Greenville, and Craig Coward of Rochester, N.Y.; daughters, Fayrene Chapman and Aiesha Leaven, both of Jacksonville.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Saunders Funeral Home.

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Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2013