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“Lynn and familyRon and I are deeply sorry to hear about your husband. May Gods blessing and Grace be with you at this time. With Deepest Sympathy....Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Ron and Kay Lewis - Morganton, NC

“Monroe was one of the kindness loving Christian Man I have ever know.I know he will be missed greatly but Heaven is sweeter with him.I know lynn and...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie Baldwin - Hudson, NC

“Lynn and Cody you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Monroe was a blessing to us and his church family! He will be missed on earth but Heaven...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy & Tony Greer - NC - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers for you Lynn and Cody. Monroe was such a wonderful man. We loved him dearly. My husband really enjoyed playing with him at...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Brian and Sharon Dula - Lenoir, NC

“My dear Lynn and Cody thank you for being a wonderful wife and Son to my precious brother Monroe you were his Angels on earth and he loved you so...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Patsy Little - Madison, NC

“I wish there was something I could say to Lynn and Cody to ease the pain. As great of a guitar player he was here on earth, I'm sure he is super...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Strawn - Granite Falls, NC

“All of the family are in our thoughts and prayers..Monroe will surely be missed. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: JIm and Jackie Ward - LENOIR, NC

“I'll miss my good friend Monroe. Prayers for Lynn, Cody and the rest of the family for God to give you peace and comfort. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Arnold Correll - Lenoir, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear this! Praying for the family. He worked on our vehicles many of times. One of the Memories that Terri and I have of him....is...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Charles Tomblin

“So sorry. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Love you ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Sandy Lonon - Morganton, NC

“Precious Lynn, I am so saddened to learn of Monroe's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry. May God wrap His...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Kilby - Conover, NC

“My God be with you Lynn and Cody Franklin through these diffcult times .I send my love and prayers to you .My Mom it just heart broken over the lost...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Lentini - Morganton, NC

“So sorry for your lossBut in Heaven there will be Angels singing and dancing for their Happy reunion. Someday we will all be together. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Solomon - Titusville, FL

“Lynn, Cody and Family - We were so saddened to hear of Monroe's leaving us but knowing he has been greeted by your Aunt Linda and has a smile on his...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Connie & Jim Lingle - Conover, NC

“So sorry for your loss. I have very fond childhood memories of uncle Monroe. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Angelique Smith - Danbury, NC

“Lynn & Cody , i am so sorry for your loss . I feel such a large gaping hole in my heart and i'm just his sister. I can only imagine the pain you...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Teana Rowe - Pinnacle, NC

“Sending prayers from the Brittain family, uncle more was a great man who will be missed terribly ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Jason Brittain - Jamestown, NC

“Sending hugs and prayers to you Aunt Lynn and Cody! R.i.p. my sweet uncle "Moroe" ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Lynette Rowe-Cooper - Spring Hope, NC

“May God hold you in His arms and keep you at peace until the day we will join you in Heaven. I l8ve you Uncle Monroe. My memories with you have never...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Stormie Stormie Rowe - Family

“So sorry for you loss and sending prayers during this sad time. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Bruce Breckenridge - Conover, NC

“My dear sweet, Lynn....We are so sorry for your loss. I am at a loss for words but want you to know we are thinking about you and praying for you...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Dennis & Karen Ester

“Were so sorry to hear that Monroe left us at a early time,I am very happy to have known him the short time we have, really enjoyed the music we...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Jimmy & Gail Davis - NC - Friend


It is with great sadness that the family of Monroe Franklin announces his passing after a lengthy illness on Saturday November 26, 2016 at Duke Hospital. He was the husband of Lynn Stirewalt Franklin. They shared 32 years of marriage together.
Born in Avery County on May 16, 1952 he was the son of the late Coeburn Virginia Franklin and Cordia Woodie Franklin. His passion was playing guitar at his home church of Covenant Baptist in Granite Falls. His hobbies included drag racing, hunting and fishing. He was a skilled ASE certified auto technician with Frank Teague Automotive and Racing, and was previously employed with Steve White Motors.
He is survived by his wife Lynn; a son, Cody and his girlfriend Katie Skidmore; father and mother-in-law, Howard and Priscilla Stirewalt; siblings, Rick and wife Ann Franklin, Gary and wife Darla Franklin, Carolyn Pugh, Cora Benfield, Susie Wood, Norma Moyer and husband David, Maggie Grant, Teana and husband Gerra Rowe, Patsy and husband Clark Little. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Newman and brother-in-law, Jerry Wood.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday November 30, 2016 at Central Baptist Church in Hildebran, with Rev. David Bean and Danny Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Catawba Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 P.M. at Central Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
The Franklin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese.

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