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John Loston Franklin

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Funeral services for John Loston Franklin of Greenville will be held Thursday, Aug. 1,  at 11 a.m. in New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Greenville, with the Rev. Terrance Johnson officiating.

Interment will follow at Emory Hopewell Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Grace and Mercy Grundy Funeral Home in Greenville.

John Loston Franklin died Friday, July 26, at his residence. 

He was born March 21, 1936, to Alvin Franklin Sr. and Mattie Lou Malone Franklin in East Caney.

Survivors include his wife, Zola Faye Franklin; children Tony Franklin, Ester Vaughn and Robert Franklin; step-children Velma Hall, Annie Williams and husband, Johnny, James Thornton Jr., Rodney Thornton and wife, Cynthia, Charles Thornton and wife, Carla, Kathy Nelson, Sandra Nelson, Janice Berry and husband, David, and Ray Mitchell; brothers Eugene Franklin, Noah Lee Franklin, and Alvin Franklin Jr.; sisters Madine Cash and Margie Thomas and husband, Bobby; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

He proceeded in death by his parents; sister Laura Franklin;  and brother Haskell Lee Franklin.




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