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Albert Ray Franklin, 90, of Newberry, died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Springfield Place.

He was born on October 4, 1927, in Newberry, a son of the late Albert Sidney and Iola Oxner Franklin. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Antietam. Mr. Franklin was retired from American Fiber and Finishing Plant, Kendell Company after 43 ½ years. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church where he was a former member of the Lutheran Men in Mission. He loved gardening, fishing and playing music.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his wife, Hazel Meadows Franklin; a son, Russell Ray (Cecilia) Franklin of Newberry; a granddaughter, Missy Franklin and her husband, Shannon and a great-grandson, Landen Franklin York. He was predeceased by his siblings, Rosa Lee Counts, Ruth Bouknight, Earl Franklin and his twin, Roy Franklin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Bethany Lutheran Church by the Rev. Dr. Robert McCollum. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemtery. Visitation will be from 12:45 – 1:45 pm Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 2704 Nance Street, Newberry, SC 29108.


Active pallbearers will be Russell Franklin, Landen York, Shannon York, Brian Bishop, Leonard Finley and Ray Alewine.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Long, Mike Long, Danny Rawl, Demp Fellers, Clyde Suber, Steve Price, Raymond Morris, and Richard Sligh

A note of remembrance may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.



#22 Steve 2018-03-06 19:59
Although I’ve known him for only a moment, it seems like he’s been a friend forever. A privilege to serve Mr. Ray and his fine family. Though it seems a loss to them, they are an inspiration to me. My prayers to you all, by the power of The Holy Spirit, in the name of Christ Jesus.
#21 Jim Franklin 2018-03-06 12:43
Hazel, Russell and family,
Sorry to hear about Ray. We always have and always will think of him when the Franklin boys get together to make hash.
#20 Kathy Franklin 2018-03-06 09:55
Aunt Hazel Russell. I know for certain we never lose the ones we love, even in death. Uncle Rau will continue to be a part of everything you do. Please know that our lives were enriched by knowing and loving him.Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.Kristopher,Chas e,Lindsay,Kathy
#19 Henry Franklin 2018-03-06 09:53
Hazel, Russell, and family,
So sorry to hear about Ray. Mama and Daddy thought so much of him. I always enjoyed talking with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the coming days ahead.
God bless,
#18 Cindy Morris 2018-03-05 21:48
Hazel and Russell, so sorry to hear of Mr. Rays passing. Prayers for the family.
#17 Shaye Miller 2018-03-05 19:05
Mrs. Hazel, Missy and Russell , we are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you peace.
Shaye and Eric Miller
#16 Paul Hutchinson 2018-03-05 17:56
Russell and family i am sorry to hear of Mr.Roy passing.
#15 Tara Madray Price 2018-03-05 11:13
Mrs. Hazel, Missy and Russell my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Always loved visiting Mrs. Hazel & Mr. Ray growing up. He always had a smile and sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.
#14 Larry & Vicky Kyzer 2018-03-04 21:38
Dear Hazel & Russell, sending our heartfelt sympathy to you & all the family. We are so sorry for your loss. God is gracious to have given you the blessing of many good years with Mr. Ray. He was such a special man who touched so many lives with his sweet spirit, kindness & friendship.
Love & prayer, Larry & Vicky Kyzer
#13 bill franklin 2018-03-04 18:47
Hazel, Russell. our condolences on Ray’s passing. Bill & Carolyn Franklin
#12 bill & carolyn frank 2018-03-04 18:38
Hazel Russell. our condolences on Ray,s passing
#11 J Counts - R Sutton 2018-03-04 16:33
To the Franklin Family -- We send our love and prayers to all. May your wonderful memories of Ray help sustain the coming days. Jean Counts and Reuben Sutton
#10 David Reames 2018-03-04 16:00
Hazel, Russell, Missy, and other family members, I’m so sorry to hear of this loss. Regardless of age it is hard to lose one we hold dear. Take comfort in your happy memories. We will hold you in our prayers. David and Laura
#9 Helen Morris 2018-03-04 15:42
Hazel, Russell and family, my heartfelt sympathy for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may God give you comfort in the days ahead.
#8 Renee Hendrix 2018-03-04 14:57
Mrs. Hazel my prayers of comfort and peace are with you and your family. Mr. Ray will be missed. God speed.
#7 BENNIE SUE HILLER 2018-03-04 14:33
To the Family of Mr Ray Franklin, you
have my deepest Sympathy. I am sorry,
I wan't be able to attend the funeral, but
I am very sorry for your loss. My God
Bless you at this sad time.
Bennie Sue
#6 Deborah B Cassady 2018-03-04 10:09
Sorry to hear of Mr. Franklins passing. He lives a good long life and was such a nice man.prayers for Ms. Hazel and the family.
#5 Alice & Brice Boozer 2018-03-04 08:47
We are so sorry for your lost. Ray was a very good person and will be greatly missed. May God bless you and give you strengthen during this difficult time. His laughter and jokes will now be heard in Heaven as he is now joined with his parents and other siblings. God Bless you.
#4 Jenny Braswell 2018-03-03 21:54
I am so sorry for your loss of Mr.Ray. I know that he received so much love & comfort from his family. May you now be comforted by God's love, as He carries you through the difficult days ahead. Jenny E. Braswell
#3 JoAnn Sligh 2018-03-03 21:08
You for sure had one of the sweetest husband/dad. You all are in our prayers.
Jo Ann & Richard
#2 Sheriff Lee Foster 2018-03-03 20:30
Our family extends you our sympathy on the passing of Mr. Ray. It is our prayer that his well lived life will serve as memories that can comfort during this time of loss. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#1 Mary Ann Davis 2018-03-03 13:04
Russell, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying your special memories will be a comfort in times to come.