April 26, 1943 ~ May 28, 2000

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Marion, NC

Diann Crews Franklin, 57, of 224 East Court Street, Marion, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, in a McDowell County hospital.

Miss Franklin was born in Asheville and was a daughter of the late Charles Denver and Blanche Crews Franklin. She had lived in McDowell Group Care for many years where she was loved and cared for by Linda Haney. She attended McDowell Opportunities and was a member of the Special Friends Class at New Manna Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Patricia Engle of Indiatlantic, FL, a niece, Pam Eerkes of Tampa, FL, and a nephew, Mike Darling of Melbourne Beach, FL.

Graveside services will be 10:00 am Monday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Buddy Corbin officiating.

Memorials may be made to the McDowell Group Care, 224 East Court Street, Marion, NC 28752.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is in charge of the arrangements.

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