Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtie D. "Turk" Franklin, age 98, of Alpine will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015 from the Livingston Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. David Beaty will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Hill cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 until 9 p.m. on Saturday from 10 a.m. until till time of services at the Livingston Funeral Home. Mrs. Franklin passed from this life on Monday night, October 12,2015 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. She was born September 19, 1917 in Overton County to the late Granville Ollie Winningham Norris. She was a member of the Christ Church Presbyterian, in Alpine. She worked for many years in Livingston as a seamstress. Her favorite job was being a caregiver for the UCHRA where she worked until she retired at the age of 85. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers. She loved attending church and being with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Jean Carwile of Livingston, Mary "Tootsie" Howard; grandchildren, David Howard, Missy Misenhimer, Mark Carwile, Teresa Carwile Peterson, Sherry Lynn Turner, Johnny Turner, Steven Turner, Cindy Belongie, Dawn Marie Haggard; 15 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren; a host of neices and nephews friends survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Husband, Price Allen Franklin; daughters, Wanda Turner Faye Norris; grandaughter, Carol Norris Stout; brothers, R.L. Norris, Dowell Norris, Cecil Norris, Jim Norris; sisters, Effie "Dee" Linder, Marth Raines, Delphi Linder, Mary Lee Linder, Ida Garrett. Pallbearers to serve are L.D. Franklin, David Howard, Mark Carwile, Steve Peterson, Mike Misenhimer, Steven Turner, Johnny Turner. Memorial Donations may be made to the Christ Church Presbyterian.
i am so sorry for your loss God bless you
We sure will miss singing with Ms. Myrtie and her daughters on Thursday nights @ the Overton Nursing Home. We know she is in a Heaven now and rejoicing with the Angels Around the Throne. Love, Carrie, Claramae, Linda, Michael, Julie, Emily, Connie and others
I got to know Myrtie through her good friend, Eileen McCay, who once made her home in the Alpine community, but lived in Memphis when I got to know her. Prior to her death, Eileen owned a couple of acres of property out near Taylors Crossroads, and each spring, she would drive up from Memphis to spend a few days. Eileen especially enjoyed going on drives to look for wildflowers, and would often take Myrtie along for the day. I would sometimes accompany the two of them and enjoyed very much these little jaunts through the countryside. Eileen was a very outspoken person, but she knew that no matter what the topic of conversation was, Myrtie didn't hesitate to let Eileen know what she thought. Myrtie was about the only person I knew who could get Eileen to be quiet for just a few minutes. Myrtie always kept her yard looking like a professional lawn care person had done the mowing and her love of flowers could be seen everywhere in her yard. Myrtie's daughter, Mary Price (Tootie) and I went through high school together and graduated with the Class of 1963. I send my love to both Jean and Tootie during this time of loss.
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