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“I miss you so very much everyday! I will always let your great grandson know how great you were! I love you so much ! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ash

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Maxine. I have fond memories as a child growing up with all the "Reeces". My parents were friends with most...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sheri Warlick Folk - Shelby, NC

“My Dearest Friend, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time. We Love You Don and Darlene Custer ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Darlene Custer - Rockwell, NC

“Going to miss this precious aunt of mine... where I remember funny stories... hair care.... Nashville stories... and all that comes in between with...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kim Reece - Valdese, NC - Niece

“I had you in all my life but the most wonderful memory will be the "once a month Franklin breakfast". John and I were able to be with you and other...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: John & Kathy Franklin Hoffman - NC

“So sorry to hear of Maxine's passing . Praying for you and your family. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Donna - Rutherford College, NC

“You will FOREVER BE IN MY HEART!! LOVE YOU! ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ashley Throneburg - morganton, NC

“So Sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Cynthia Johnson Suddreth


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.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the Franklin Family.

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