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Mrs. Naomi Conard Franklin

April 13, 1920 - September 24, 2018

Naomi Conard Franklin, 98, of Mills River, NC went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2018. She was born on April 13, 1920 in Haywood County; the youngest daughter of the late James Elijah and Theney Finley Conard of Haywood County, NC. In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by 4 brothers and…read more

Naomi Conard Franklin, 98, of Mills River, NC went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2018. She was born on April 13, 1920 in Haywood County; the youngest daughter of the late James Elijah and Theney Finley Conard of Haywood County, NC. In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters, 1 daughter: Betty Ballard and husband, David; 2 grandsons: Keith and Barry Edmundson; and 2 great grandsons: Eric and Mathew Mahaffey.

 

She lived in Mills River for the past 70 years. She was a devoted wife for 60 years to the late Lige Franklin who passed away in 1995.  She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mills River, where she leaves behind many close friends. She was a devoted Christian. She was an avid gardener and had a love for quilting.

 

She is survived by three sons: Lewis Franklin and wife Nola of Hoopers Creek; David Franklin and wife Peggy of Hendersonville; Johnny Franklin and wife Carolyn of Hendersonville; and one daughter: Carolyn Edmundson and husband John of Mills River, grandchildren: Diane Mahaffey; Debbie Garren; Patricia Brown; Marie Anders and Mark Ballard; Leisa Stack; Bobby and Jamie Franklin; Tammy Koch; April Summey, great grandchildren: Michael Mahaffey; Chandler Garren; Elijah, Benjamin and Anna Stack; Eliizabeth, DJ and Quinn Franklin; David and Violet Summey; great, great grandchildren: Elysbeth, Maci and Mallory Mahaffey; She also leaves behind many treasured friends and her beloved cats: Eli and Benjamin.

 

She will be sorely missed by many, especially by her family and many friends.

 

A funeral service will be held at 12:00  noon on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Emmanuel Baptist Church of Horse Shoe, NC with the Reverend Ron Benzing officiating. The family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service from 11:00am to 12:00n. Burial will follow the service at Fruitland Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 112 Rays Place Lane, Horse Shoe, NC 28742 or your favorite charity.

 

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church
112 Rays Place Ln, Horse Shoe, NC 28742


Service Information

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Emmanuel Baptist Church
112 Rays Place Ln, Horse Shoe, NC 28742


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Fruitland Cemetery
Townsend Road, Hendersonville, NC


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