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William Franklin

MURRAY — William A. Franklin, 84, of Murray, died Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House. Arrangements were incomplete at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. To plant a tree in memory of William Franklin as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.

Obituary: William Franklin 'Frank' Andrews

William Franklin “Frank” Andrews, 83, passed away Jan. 16, 2022. A 1957 graduate of Franklin High School, Frank married the girl he had walked to school since she was in first grade, Carolyn Smithson, in 1959. Born Dec. 11, 1938, to feuding parents who divorced and abandoned him...
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Clark, William Franklin

William Franklin Clark, age 65, unexpectedly left this world for the fellowship of his Heavenly Savior on January 4, 2022, in Daytona Beach, FL. Bill Clark was the son of Franklin Clark and Mary Hubbard. He was the beloved husband of Joanne Clark, a loving and engaging step-father to Toby...

Obituary – William Franklin “Butch” Camp

Graveside service for William Franklin “Butch” Camp, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021, at Dunbar Cemetery with Buddy Wiggins officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Mr. Camp passed away on December 28, 2021, at Christus Mother Frances – Sulphur Springs.

William Franklin “Frankie” Duren II (72)

On Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, William Franklin “Frankie” Duren II passed away at the age of 72 at his home. Frankie, loving known also as “Bull” and “Big Daddy” was born on July 25, 1949, in Florence, Alabama. He graduated from Spring City High School in 1968. Frankie served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. He was a boilermaker for 38 years and was a member of Local 453 in Knoxville, Tenn., and Local 454 in Chattanooga, Tenn. To know Frankie was to love him. He was known for his big personality and kind heart. Frankie loved to hunt and fish when he was younger, but his love of good music stayed with him until the end. He loved all music, but especially Willie, Waylon and the Allman Brothers.
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William Franklin “Bill” Ifft, Jr., Boardman, Ohio

BOARDMAN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – William Franklin “Bill” Ifft, Jr., 80, passed away Wednesday evening, December 1, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Bill was born September 20, 1941, in Youngstown and was a son of the late William F. Ifft, Sr. and Elizabeth Allen Ifft. Bill proudly served for five...

Thomas, Jr., William Franklin

Judge William Franklin Thomas, Jr., died on Monday, November 29, 2021. A lifelong resident of Pulaski, Virginia, Judge Thomas was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gertrude Davis Thomas; his parents, William Franklin Thomas, Sr. and Virginia Saunders Thomas, and his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Thomas Hicks. Known for his...

Obituaries: Mr. William Franklin “Skipper” Baker, Mr. Larry Darrnell Cox, Mrs. Helen Jeanette Patterson Lashely.

Mr. William Franklin “Skipper” Baker, age 73, of Lindale, GA, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Baker was born in Rome, GA on October 27, 1947, son of the late Paul Edward Baker, Sr., and the late Myrtle Frances Fricks Baker. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Paul Edward Baker, III. He attended Pepperell Schools in Lindale. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded two Purple Hearts for his injuries. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an operator with I. B. E. W. Local #84 at Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen in Euharlee.
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Davenport, William Franklin

William (Bill) Franklin Davenport passed away July 24th in his home, with loved ones by his side. William was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Robert and Dora Davenport on October 6th, 1935. He attended Klamath Union Highschool, graduating in 1954. After high school, Bill, as all his family and friends called him, went on to work as a bellhop at Crater Lake National Park until he saved $1,800 to attend Oregon State as a pre-med student. His plans never included undertaking. He always thought he would be a doctor, but after doing 5 years of this and 5 years of that, at the age of 37 he went to mortuary college. In 1978, he opened his own funeral home on South Six Street, Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, which later moved to Klamath Memorial Park after 30 years at the same location. He always saw his career as an honor. The chance to help someone through a dark time wasn't a burden to him, but an opportunity to have a positive impact on another person. He married Jean Carol Adams, daughter of Frederick Cecil Adams, MD, the Davenport's family doctor, who delivered Bill on October 6th, 1935. Jean worked with Bill, directing funerals, officiating weddings and helping many families to feel love and encouragement during the most difficult times of their lives. Bill and Jean had 6 children; Paul, Mark, Dave, Gena, Cheryl and Eugene. His philosophy in life was simple, but important: "Life is a choice. You can choose to be upset about everything that you probably can't change anyways, or you can choose to be fine and get your body in motion." As all who knew Bill would agree, he was a one-of-a-kind genuine man who could never be replaced. He will be missed greatly by many and his legacy of kindness, compassion and generosity will live on through all the lives that he touched every day. A public viewing will be held on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 from 12pm-5pm at Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd in the Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at Sacred Heart, Monday, August 9th at 12pm with a catered reception to follow. Private Burial at Mt. Laki at a later time.

William Franklin 'Will' Brown, Jr.

Mr. William Franklin “Will” Brown, Jr. age 37 of Braselton, Ga passed away on Wednesday July 07, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a tragic accident. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday July 10, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev. Robby Foster will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday July 10, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Decopolis is many things to William Franklin

William Franklin’s art and murals can be found on brick walls in downtown Tulsa, hanging in the Oklahoma State Capitol building, on ceilings at the WinStar World Casino in southcentral Oklahoma, television backdrops in London, even at Disney World’s Golden Oak luxury resort. It’s also found throughout his Tulsa retail...