Reba Duckett Franklin, 83, of 295 Webb Creek Road, Fairview, died Friday, August 13, 1999, in a
Fairview nursing center.

Mrs. Franklin was born in Haywood County and was a daughter of the late Jahu W. and Etta Davis Duckett.  She was also
preceded in death by a brother, Davis Duckett.  She was a former employee of Sayles Biltmore
Bleacheries and was a member of Emmas Grove Baptist Church and the Ruth Bible Class.  She and her husband were foster parents to 40 children.

She is survived by her husband, Howard William Franklin;  two sisters, Millie West of Missouri
and Thelma Huggins of Leicester and three brothers, Fred, Donald, and G.F. Duckett, all of Leicester.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Thompson officiating.  Burial will be at Emmas Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Her family will receive
friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Patton Avenue.

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