Maxine Reece Franklin

  • Born: December 2, 1933
  • Died: March 26, 2015
  • Location: Rutherford College, North Carolina

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1507 E. Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690
Tel. (828) 874-0411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Maxine Levern Reece Franklin, 81, of Rutherford College, died Thursday March 26, 2015 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Franklin was born December 2, 1933 in Burke County, a daughter of the late Kelly McKinley and Julia Ann Brendle Reece and was a graduate of Drexel High School. Maxine was employed as a hairdresser for many years and retired after 22 years of service as Bake Shop Supervisor of Broughton Hospital.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Maynard Reece and sister, Marilyn Waters.
Surviving are her loving husband of 61 years, Floyd "John" Franklin, Jr., daughters, Connie Franklin and Lori Pinnix and husband Ron, son, Roger Franklin and wife Monica, brother, Dairl Reece and wife Linda, sisters, Mary Bravard and husband Dick, Mozelle Woods and Martha Ann Whetstine and husband Jimmy. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Joshua Ryan Hughes and finance Katherine Nix, Randy Lynn Lail, Jr., Ashley Lauren Throneburg, Prescott Julian Pinnix and special family friend, Beverley Anne Ramm.
Graveside Services for Maxine Franklin will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday March 28, 2015 at Burke Memorial Park, with Rev. George Williams officiating.
Memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.
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Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Franklin Family.