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James Franklin, 79

James Franklin, 79, 388 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY, died Saturday, December 6, 2003, at the home of his daughter, after an illness.

The funeral service will be Tuedsay, December 9, 2003, at 200:00 p.m., at Grissom Funeral Home, Columbia, KY.

He was a son of the late Betsy Franklin, a member of Praise Assembly of God, and a retired factory worker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oriana Sneed Franklin, in 1989.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Willard Parson, Columbia; and Margaret and James Reitz, Bridgeview, IL
  • One son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Nancy Shirley, Rockton, IL
  • One brother, Ray Franklin, Burbank, IL
  • Nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is after 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2003, at Grissom Funeral Home.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or

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