Margery Francis Franklin

Published 12:18 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Margery Frances Rhodes Franklin, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in White Oak Manor, Tryon.

Born in Walsenburg, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Claude H. and Juanita Hoop Rhodes. A homemaker throughout her adult life, she was the widow of Horace M. Franklin, who died in 2004.

She was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Base in Pensacola, Fla.

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Surviving are two daughters, Holly McKee (Richard) of Tryon and Teresa L. Franklin of Charlotte, N.C., and a brother, George Rhodes of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2011at St. John’s Baptist Church Chapel in Charlotte, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr. Columbus, N.C. or to The Building Fund of St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Ln., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.