February 24, 1927 ~ April 5, 2021
Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Irene Shelton Franklin, 94, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021.
Irene was a native of Madison Co., born to the late Eldridge and Susie Norton Shelton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Franklin, who died in 2012; and brothers, Jimmy Joe, Paul, and Ralph Shelton.
Mrs. Franklin is survived by her daughter, Anna Bernice Franklin and her children, Christina Cairnes and husband Andy, Scott Jenkins, Michael Conley and wife Katherin, and Melinda Jacobs and husband Greg; son, Albert Delmot Franklin and wife Lisa and their children, Tinny Howe Franklin, Bobby Melton Franklin, Edward Franklin, and Daniel Hollifield; and many great-grandchildren.
The graveside service for Mrs. Franklin will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Green Hills Cemetery.
Graveside Service: April 7, 2021 2:00 pm
Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806