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“Jane,I am so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
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Mrs. Martha Alice Jordan Franklin, 82, of Morganton, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at her residence, following a period of declining health.
Alice was born on October 13, 1936 in Burke County to the late Jay Cook, and Rosie Lee Jordan Cook. She retired from Carolina Shoe Company, where she worked as an inspector for many years. Alice was an honorary member of the Lady Auxiliary of Chesterfield Fire & Rescue. She loved to travel, go dancing, listen to her music and working in her flower garden, and could find a yard sale anywhere. Alice also loved Sunday dinners with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Andrew "Tom" Franklin, and one son, Michael Cook .
Survivors include her children; Janet Lloyd and husband Bobby, Joyce Perkins and husband Michael, and Jane Benfield and husband Tommy , all of Morganton. Also surviving is a daughter in-law, Adria Cook, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Chesterfield Fire Department.
Memorials may be sent to the Chesterfield Fire Department and sent to 2160 18 US 64, Morganton, NC 28655.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Franklin family.