Martha M Franklin

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Martha M. Franklin, 97. Sunrise November 14, 1912 – June 4, 2010. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and retired Classroom Aide at Columbus Public Schools. Martha was preceded in death by her mother Bessie Tate, husband John Franklin, daughters Norma Jean (Bland)Tinsley, Audrey “Sis” Mitchell and Eleanor Davenport, guardian Aubrey Payne, siblings David Johns, Armetta May Johns, Ruth Jo Thomas, William Johns, Jackie T. Johns, Patricia A. Lawson, Paul L. Johns, Marjorie Johns, Betty Jean Mabra, and Mary Jo Tyree all from Washington Courthouse. Left to cherish her memory, son Thomas E. (Shirley) Davenport of Philadelphia,PA., daughter Beverly M. (Lamar) Smith of Orangeburg, SC, brother Bobby Eugene Johns, brother in law George Lawson, sister in law Edith “Peanut” Johns all of Washington Courthouse, caretaker and granddaughter Melody (Jeffrey) Scott, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 13great great grandchildren in and around Washington Court and Columbus, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bryan Tyree and Paula Stepter :

    We know that Aunt Martha will be missed by all of us who loved her, but God took her home to be with him because she had fought a good fight and she won the race. She will have no more pain, no more tears. Mel we thank you for all you did for Aunt Martha and we know that God will continue to bless you. May God bless all who remain and remember all of the great things that Aunt Martha told you and the life she lived. RIP in Aunt Martha.

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