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Josephine Eunice Franklin
Obituary for
Josephine Eunice Franklin
Submitted by: Bob Chada

© The Guthrie News Leader
Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Funeral services for Josephine Eunice Franklin, 94, formerly of Guthrie and Meridian, will be held at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002 at the Faver High School auditorium, 1021 E. Perkins in Guthrie. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery in Meridian under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Guthrie.
Franklin was born Nov. 23, 1907 in Evansville, Oklahoma to Joseph and Jessie Brewer. The sunset for Josephine was Thursday, June 27, 2002.
She was a homemaker, a singer and an advocate for education. She grew beautiful flowers as a hobby and served faithfully at the St. James Baptist Church in Meridian, at the Mt. Olive Baptist church in Guthrie and at the South Phoenix Baptist church in Phoenix, Ariz.
Her father and mother, two brothers, O. T. and Earl, her husband, Gurnie, a sister, Annie Newson and a daughter, Mattie Williams, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sister, Aileen Dixon of Ponca City; a son, Gurnie Franklin II of guthrie; two daughters, Amanda Sullivan and Dorothy Davis of Phoenix; three sisters-in-law, Josephine Walton of Wichita, Kan., Dorothy Mae Bowen of Wichita, Kan. and Clara Brewer of Guthrie; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The wake will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at South Phoenix Baptist Church, 2006 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix, with visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. There will be no visitation in Guthrie.

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