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Bonnie W. Franklin, Russell Co., KY (1944-2011)

She was a member of a large, respected Russell County, KY, family. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Friendship United Baptist Church

Bonnie W. Franklin, 67, Blair School Road, Russell Springs, KY, died Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset, KY.

The funeral service will be at 11amCT, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. James Robertson, Bro. Bodie Emerson, and Bro. Kenneth McMullen officiating. Special music will be by Bobby and Ida Holt, Steve Stapp, and Bodie Emerson. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6pmCT, Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at the chapel.

Pallbearers: Kendall Wilson, Jason Wilson, Rex Wilson, Wayne Wilson, Jackie Wilson, and Nelson Thomas.

Bonnie W. Franklin, Russell Co., KY (1944-2011)

Bonnie W. Franklin was born Wednesday, September 6, 1944, in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Mary Ada Foley Wilson and the late Martin Luther Wilson. She died Saturday, December 17, 2011, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY at the age of 67 years, 3 months, and 11 days.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Friendship United Baptist Church.

She survived by her husband, Danny Lee Franklin, Russell Springs, KY, and the following:
  • One son: Lance Franklin, Georgetown, KY

  • One daughter: Maria Franklin, Russell Springs, KY

  • One grandson: Evan Franklin

  • A host of nieces of nephews

  • Three sisters: Emma (Gene) Thomas, Mt. Washington, KY; and Dean Wilson and Edith Wilson, both of Russell Springs, KY

  • One brother: Maxwell (Betty) Wilson, Mt. Washington, KY
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Alice Lee, Elizabeth Foley, Helen Janes, and Joan Wilson; and three brothers, Everett Wilson, Jimmy Wilson,and Bennie Wilson.Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arranagements.

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