MORLEY - William Lacy Franklin, 96, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at the Charleston Manor.
Born July 13, 1906, in Marion, Ky., son of the late Joel Henry and Alice Love Franklin, he was a member of the first graduating class of Diehlstadt High School in 1924. After retiring in 1969 from the West Plains Electrical Corporation in Perryton, Texas, he moved to Morley in 1970. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Morehouse and attended The Church at Morley.
In 1940, he married Velma Hardy who preceded him in death in 1951. He and Isabell Hager were married in 1973 and she died in 1990.
Survivors include: one nephew and wife, Billy G. and Ruth Watson of Charleston; one niece and husband, Olga and Jesse Perry of Charleston; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Hubert Franklin and Vivian Trimble Franklin; and two sisters, Marjorie Williams and Ophelia Watson.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston with Wilson Sikes and Douglas Sikes, elders of The Church at Morley, officiating.
Burial followed in the Puxico Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
Southside Baptist Church Tom Brown Street Charleston, Mo. 63834
Assembly of God Church 608 S. Main St. Charleston, Mo. 63834