Cleophas Lobelia "Pappy" Franklin, born April 13, 1920 passed
away Feb. 4, 2013 at his home. He attended Maryville College, retired from ALCOA after 35 years of
service and was a member of the ALCOA 25 Year Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife,
Louise Byrd Franklin; parents, C.L. and Anna Franklin; sisters, Mary Farmer and Pauline
His survivors include children and spouses, Jane Franklin, Judy (Ronnie) Hudson,
Jean (Andy) McCall and Don (Jerry) Franklin; grandchildren and spouses, Jeff (Lotta) Denton, Jamie
(Rex) Lynch, Dayna (Ted) Streussnig, Kelly (Todd) Tiller, Kent Hudson, Leigh (David) Black, Janna
(Brook) Nash, Lori (Lee) Martin, Adam McCall, Jennifer (Tim) Rodgers and David (Yvette) Franklin;
great-grandchildren, Zachary, Anna, Sofia and Jens Denton, Jake and Clint Lynch, Lindsey Pennington,
Ella and Betsy Tiller, Reagan Hudson, Elijah and Josiah Black, Josie, Clare, and Betsy Lane Nash,
Allayna and Andrew Martin, Sadie and Brentlea Rodgers, Rachel, Nehemiah and Elizabeth Franklin;
brother, John (Betty) Franklin; sister, Barbara Jenkins; sister-in-law, Imogene King;
brother-in-law, Kenneth Byrd; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.
very special thanks to the eight nurses and two doctors from Blount Memorial Hospice who assisted
with Pappy's care in a compassionate, loving, encouraging and professional manner.
will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in the fellowship hall of Axley's Chapel United
Methodist Church on Axley's Chapel Road in Greenback from 2-4 p.m. with a celebration of life
service to follow conducted by the Rev. Rich Carnes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Axley's Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Grady Thompson, 5000 Meadow Road West,
Greenback, TN 37742.
McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville in charge of arrangements.