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a. Note:   ) Franklin, 89, of Roswell, GA, Stuart, FL, and formerly of Cromwell, Ridgefield, and Stamford, CT, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 from Madisonville Presbyterian Church in Madisonville, TN, with her brother-in-law, Rev. McCoy Franklin officiating. Madisonville Presbyterian Church was the church of Rev. Franklin’s father and Mae’s father-in-law, Rev. C. McCoy Franklin, until his death. Burial will be in Haven Hill Memorial Gardens, located on land that was a portion of the Franklin family farm in Madisonville. Mrs. Franklin died peacefully at her home on Friday, April 26 with her family by her side. Born in 1923 on the White family farm in Monroe, TN, she was the daughter of the late Ermine and Vella White. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Carson White, Eugene White, and Kuell White; and 1 sister, Wilma White. Mae was proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a direct descendant of the first governor of Tennessee, General John Sevier and his wife, Bonny Kate. Mae attended local schools and graduated from Livingston Academy. During World War II, she worked in Detroit for the war effort. After the war, she went on to earn a degree in Home Economics from Tennessee Technological University. She was the first in her family to earn a college degree. After college, she moved to Madisonville to work as the County Home Agent. There she met the love of her life, Bruce Franklin, when he was home on leave from the Navy. In 1951, Mae and Bruce married and started their life together in San Diego. They spent their honeymoon in Honolulu, HI where Bruce was stationed for 3 months and returned with their family for their 50th wedding anniversary. In addition to raising their 3 children, Mae managed 10 moves from California, to Texas, back to California, back to Texas, to West Virginia, to Connecticut, to Indiana, back to Connecticut, to Florida, and finally to Georgia. She was active in Presbyterian Women organizations in all of these states and in 1982 was president of the Presbyterian Women of New England. At the time of her death, she was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell, GA. Mae worked as a high school home economics teacher and a tutor for at-risk students. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed cooking fabulous meals, planning wonderful family vacations, and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. She was the matriarch of the family and a friend to many. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. In addition to her husband, Bruce, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Jr. and Sharon Franklin of Rochester, MN; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine and Jim Intravia of South Windsor, CT and Jeanne and Bob Patterson of Roswell, GA; 7 grandchildren, Alissa Movern and her husband, Matt, John Franklin, Lauren Intravia, Jessica Intravia, Chris Patterson, Michael Patterson, and Leah Patterson; dearly loved brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daughters of the American Revolution in her memory ( Special care provided by Biereley Hale Funeral Home.
Note:   Obituary in The Overton County News 30 Apr 2013 -- Memorial services for Mrs. Ola Mae (White is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.