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    Tuesday, October 24 2017
    Phyllis Leona Franklin

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 09:22 pm   |  Permalink   |  7 Comments  |  Email
    Sympathies for your loss. Prayers with the family.
    Posted by Joyce Redford on 10/31/2017 - 11:01 PM
    Extending our sympathy to all the family. It has been a long and terrible road she has had to travel and you, the family, bore the brunt of it mentally. May you all find peace and solace in the fact that she will not suffer pain any more.
    Posted by Curtis N Craft on 11/01/2017 - 10:06 AM
    Mike & family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Phyllis was such a kind person. Love, Hugs & Prayers for all of you. Ed & Kim Marshall
    Posted by Kim & Ed Marshall on 11/01/2017 - 04:00 PM
    My sweet sister, I will miss you more than anyone will know. You and I have shared so many memories through our lifetime together..I am not there in person but am definitely there in spirit..I love you and you are in the greatest of hands now..nothing but glorious moments await in peace my sweet Tilly.
    Posted by Cheryl and Dan Jones on 11/02/2017 - 01:29 PM
    My sympathy goes to your family. I always enjoyed talking with her at Kenbridge Supply.
    Posted by NANCY ALDER on 11/02/2017 - 09:12 PM
    My dear Crystal, I know your heart is hurting so badly, but please take comfort knowing how much you did for your mom taking care of her the past month and giving her a wonderful memorial service. She was so blessed to have you by her side daily until she breathed her last breath and there is no better gift than that. She knew you were there and is eternally grateful for having such a caring and all around wonderful daughter. Much love and hugs to you all.
    Posted by Barbara Roberson on 11/05/2017 - 10:51 AM
    So sorry for your loss Love and prayers from all in West Virginia
    Posted by Debbie Gillenwater on 11/05/2017 - 07:47 PM

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    Phyllis Leona Franklin, wife of Eddie Michael "Mike" Franklin, passed away on Oct. 24, 2017. She was a resident of Dundas, Va. since 1990. Phyllis was born on July 17,1954 to Elsie Mae Sawyer and Linwood Leon Harper Sr. She was born and raised in Va. Beach, Va. Many memories were made as a child growing up by the ocean like fishing off of the pier, and running the carousel at Seaside Park.

    She eventually moved with her husband to Dundas, Va. At that time, they became storeowners of Dundas Grocery, which they ran for 12 years, met many wonderful people and made many wonderful memories. People would come from miles away for her famous barbecue sandwiches! Anyone that met Phyllis immediately noticed her sweet personality and kind heart. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. They meant the world to her and they lovingly called her "Mammaw". She was a true southerner and a very hard worker. Some of her hobbies were gardening, fishing and drag racing!

    Her son, Donald Lee Parker, preceded her in death.

    Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Eddie Michael "Mike" Franklin, daughters, Crystal Crouse (Chris), Michelle Franklin (Neal), sons Michael Franklin (Danielle) and Ronnie Franklin. Three brothers and three sisters that she loved dearly, along with many nieces and nephews also survived her. Phyllis's generous spirit, infectious laughs and love for life will be truly missed.

    Celebration of Life will be held on Nov. 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Dundas Hunt Club,

    10492 Longview Road, Kenbridge, Va. 23944. In remembrance of her, please consider making a donation in her name to the Alzheimer's Association. Flowers may be received until Nov. 4th at Clarke Funeral Home in Kenbridge, Va. Online condolences can be made at

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