Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 6, 1999 for thirtyone-year Michael
Franklin, 3-year-old Zachary Franklin, and 10 month-old Noah Franklin, who died
Tuesday, as the result of a traffic accident, that occurred nine miles east of Nashville,
on Route 15. Michael Franklin died about an hour and a half after the accident, at
Washington County Hospital, in Nashville.
Mr. Franklin was born on April 24, 1968 in Sparta. Zachary was born August 14, 1995, in
Sparta, and Noah was born on September 12, 1998, in Sparta. Michael Franklin was the son
of Gary and Barbara Franklin. Zachary and Noah were the son of Michael and Tina (Greten)
Michael is survived by his wife Tina, of Tilden, his mother Barbara Franklin of
Oakdale, his father Gary Franklin of Marissa, a maternal grandmother, Helen Mahan of
Tilden, and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Mary Franklin, of Marissa. Zachary and Noah
are also survived by their maternal grandparents, Pat and Jerry Greten, of Marissa.
Michael was preceded in death by his sons and his maternal grandfather.
Mr. Franklin was operator of the Buzz Bait Shop in Tilden.
Friends may call today (Thursday) from 6 9pm, at the Wilsons Funeral Home
in Sparta. Visitation will also be on Friday morning from 7:30 9am, and then from
10 11am, at the church.
Funeral services for Michael, Zachary, and Noah Franklin, will be on Friday, at 11am,
at the First Baptist Church, in Tilden. The Rev. Wilbur Franklin Sr. will officiate, and
burial will be in the Tilden Cemetery.
Memorial preferences can be made to a Love Fund for the family.