Obituary: Irene Frye Franklin

Friday, April 29, 2011

We regret to inform you that Irene Frye Franklin, 68, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

She was the daughter of the late Tom and Flossie Frye. She was a wonderful wife and mother and will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ethel Frye, Emma Frye, Julia Frye and Lois Johnson, and one brother, Bill Lewis Frye.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Franklin; two daughters, devoted daughter Victoria Ray of Lewisburg and Janice Franklin of Nashville; one son, Joseph Franklin of Cornersville; six grandchildren; her sister, Elizabeth Gilbreath; one aunt, Dimple Smith; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 25, at the Family Life Center, Lewisburg, followed by burial in Cook Memorial Cemetery. J.B. Mayberry and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.