Emily Carnes Franklin

Lancaster, South Carolina

Sep 10, 1929 – Jun 16, 2017 (Age 87)


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LANCASTER – Mrs. Emily Carnes Franklin, 87, died Friday, June 16, 2017.
She was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late William Townsley Carnes and Hattie Mae Shute Carnes, and was the wife of the late Robert Paxon Franklin.
Mrs. Franklin retired from the Lancaster Convalescent Center as a nursing assistant. Her passion was preservation and accuracy of the history and the significance of the Buford Massacre and genealogy. She loved caring for people, and was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Franklin is survived by two sons, Ed Franklin and his wife, Tammy, of Dandridge, Tenn., and Joey Franklin and his wife, Jodi, of Heath Springs; a brother, Fred Carnes of Lancaster; two sisters, Martha McCain of Lancaster and Jettie Fender of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Jennifer Dillard, Jamie Franklin, Carrie Hall, Melissa Church and Olivia Green; and seven great-grandchildren, Kesleah Joy Roberts, Aubrey Church, Cole Dillard, Cora Dillard, Kylie Franklin, Braden Franklin and Braxton Franklin.
Mrs. Franklin was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, J.T. Franklin; four brothers, David Carnes, Brown Carnes, Billy Ray Carnes and Ben Carnes; and two sisters, Mary Catoe and Peepsie Lee.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Franklin was 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Hopewell United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. David Inman, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family received friends following the service in the family life center; and suggest memorial contributions be made to Friends of Buford Massacre Battlefield, c/o Ken Obriot, 57139 Nightingale Way, Indian Land, SC 29707; or Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3734 Heyward Hough Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory is caring for the family of Mrs. Franklin.

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Miss Emily at the Buford Massacre Battlefield her favorite place.

Miss Emily, We will miss your notes but you will always remain our dearest friend and inspiration

I am Ms. Emily's neighbor and would stop to speak to her on the road. She was a very tough lady. I took the children when they were young to the Buford Massacre reenactment. Emily would send us an invitation each year. I actually wanted to go again this year and support her. God Bless! Ms. Emily will be missed.

sorry, janie swsatt