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Roy Benford Franklin

July 1, 1938 — February 27, 2024

Nashville

Roy Benford Franklin, age 85 transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. 

He is preceded in death by his only son, Demetrius Lamar Franklin; parents, Erisa Daniels and Velma Franklin; sister, Lillie Patton and brothers, George and Burney Franklin. 

He leaves to carry on his legacy devoted wife of 64 years, Eloise Franklin. She took excellent care of him during his illness and made sure he had the best quality of life. Also left to carry his legacy is daughters, Jacqueline Franklin, Patricia Franklin-Garrett, Rosalind (Kenneth) Frieson, and Jennifer Franklin-Tipler; Grandchildren, De’Ketrice Franklin, De’Metrice Alexander, Shavarsea Dallas, Supertrius Frieson, De’Metrick Franklin, Lesha Gooch, Kentrese Frieson and KeShaun Grimes; Great  grandchildren, Caeliyah Alexander,  Ceyanci Alexander, Caeviyon Dickerson, Ceayhari Alexander, Catalaya Alexander, Gracyn Hines, Ava Belen Franklin,  Artarrius D. Greer, LaDarrion Greer, J’Mari Pleasant, Armani Martin,  Ju’Mya Johnson, Juliana Johnson, and De’Landzro Lewis; one great, great grandson,  A’Miris Greer; god daughters, Tawanta Alexander and Marquisha Pope; care givers, Lisha Cotton and Jo Ann Knowles; sisters in law, Beatrice Townsend, Lenora (Herbert) Perkinson, Ruby J. Scruggs, and Mollie Scruggs; brothers in law, David Scruggs, Michael (Demetrice) Scruggs, Dwight (Kim) Scruggs, Stanley Scruggs, and Willie Scruggs; several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, friends and the Silver Springs Church Family.   

Please keep the family of Roy Benford Franklin  in your thoughts and prayers.



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Friday, March 8, 2024

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