December 17th, 2011
Dorothy May Franklin, 76, died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Hospice House in Harrison, Ark.
Funeral services were Friday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork.
Mrs. Franklin was born Aug. 5, 1935 in Hollandale to Joe and Maneva Rush Evans. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Willard; and two sisters, Brenda Willard and Maurine Dickerson.
Survivors include three sons, Ellis Willard Jr. of Ripley, Ray Woods Jr. of Oil City and Billy Joe Franklin Jr. of Bentonia; four daughters, Diane Franklin of Rolling Fork, Linda Gorman of Orlando, Fla., Charlotte Langley of Harrison, Ark. and Barbara Willard of Belzoni; three sisters, Betty Banks of Yazoo City, Louise Johnson and Clyde Johnson; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.