Friday, September 20, 2013

The funeral for Mrs. Minnie Louise "Blondie" Franklin, 74, of 2415 Belleville Road, Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at North Orangeburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lillie Washington officiating. Burial will be in Old Nazareth Cemetery, Ridgewood Drive, Orangeburg.

The casket will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.

Mrs. Franklin passed away on Monday evening, Sept. 16, at The Oaks in Orangeburg, following an extended illness.

Born on May 6, 1939, in Orangeburg County, she was the daughter of Jacob and Rose Spencer Gadson. Minnie was a member of North Orangeburg United Methodist Church. Minnie was married to the late Mr. Tommie "Bee" Franklin.

Survivors include loving children Ray (Leondra) Franklin of Walterboro, Ronnie (Sheila) Franklin of Orangeburg, and Rhonda M. Franklin of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grands; brother-in-law Mr. Sam (Janet) Sprinkle of Orangeburg; sister-in-law Mrs. Carolyn Evans of Orangeburg; and sister Miss Elonora Middleton of Tampa.

Bethea's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to

Friends may call at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Delores Jackson, 115 Tyke Court, Orangeburg, and the funeral home.

Source: Thetandd


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