James E. Franklin
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BOILING SPRINGS, SC- James Edward Franklin, 77, of Boiling Springs, SC, died Friday, November 16, 2012. Born January 17, 1935, in Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late Connie Arthur and Ethel Mae Waters Franklin and husband of Jean Cooksey Franklin. He was retired from Progress Lighting and a member of Hope Baptist Church which he founded in 1986 and was pastor at the church until 2009. He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Surviving are son, David Franklin and his wife Candy of Moore; daughters, Pamela Davis and her husband Jeffrey of Franklin, TN and Teresa Varnum of Boiling Springs; grandsons, Bram Varnum, Trey Davis, Jamison Franklin, and Nate Davis; granddaughter, November Varnum; brother, John Franklin of Tulsa, OK; and sisters, Rachael White of Converse and Ruth Strickland of Spartanburg.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Floyd's Boiling Springs Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Floyd's Boiling Springs Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Paul Smith. Burial with military rites by the SC State Guard Honors Team will follow in Boiling Springs Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Baptist Church, 4084 Parris Bridge Road, Boiling Springs, SC 29316.
The family is at the home.
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Floyd's Boiling Springs Chapel
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2012