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Melvin Franklin

 
  Melvin Franklin

Melvin Franklin

Date of Service: Friday, October 19, 2018

Time of Service: 2:00 PM

HENDERSON- Melvin Dorsey Franklin, 90, of 480 Kelly Road, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Granville Medical Center. Born on May 30, 1928 in Vance County, he was the son of the late Charlie Franklin and Mittie Parrish Franklin. He was a graduate of North Carolina State University, earning a degree in electrical engineering. Melvin was retired from the United States government where he was employed as an aeronautical engineer, having worked on airplanes and space craft. He was also a Veteran of the United States Army. Melvin and his wife Ann enjoyed traveling. He spent his free time doing puzzles, gardening and was known as a great tinkerer. Melvin attended Calvary Baptist Church where funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 PM by Dr. Gene Wood. Burial with military honors will follow in New Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Tabitha Ann Parrish Franklin of the home; a step daughter, Deborah B. Harris (George) of High Point; a step son, Herbie Brame (Cheryl) of Henderson; a sister, Frances F. Ross of Greensboro; four step grandchildren, Jennifer H. Jones, Susan H. Fletcher, Adam Brame and Andrew Brame; and four step great-grandchildren, Lakyn Fletcher, Reese Fletcher, Olivia Jones and Harris Jones. The family wishes to express thier sincere appreciation for the kind care shown to Melvin by his caregivers, Cheryl Brame and Annette Heston. He was preceded in death by six sisters, Ann, Ruby, Lucille, Betty Jean, Rachel and Mabel; and three brothers, John, Charles, Samuel and James Harold. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 till 1:50 PM at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Serving as active pallbearers will be Adam Brame, Andrew Brame, Bryan Jones, Joe Franklin, Sammy Franklin, Bennie Franklin, Billy Wortham and Lee Roy Parrish. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Spruill, Tommy Faucette, Thomas Franklin, Bruce Franklin, Jeff Franklin, Eric Franklin, Mike Franklin, David Ross, Harris Jones and Randy Ross.


Date of Death: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

 
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