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Celebrating the life of
Carl Martin Franklin
May 09, 1919 - October 13, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 12-1 PM - Monday, October 16, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00pm - Monday, October 16, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

Julia, Joyce and Jill, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. May his soul Rest in the Eternal Peace of Our Lord. Your Dad was a wonderful person and was always very kind to me. May the Lord give you the strength to accept this loss. God Bless

Roy Banks, Flowery Branch, Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

May God's peace carry you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Puckett, Midway, GA

Please know that you friends are here to comfort and support you during this difficult time and may your loving memories bring you a peace in the days ahead. Remember to that our God and father of tender mercies care for you and promises that we will see our dear loved ones again. (Isaiah 41:10)jw.org

AnnieB, ,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. I have so many fond memories of the people at Aldersgate UMC. Your Mother and Father were some of those great people who were in the Sunday School class with my parents that I think of as such fine people. I am sorry to say I saw this announcement after the funeral today so please except my apologies for not at least coming to the visitation. God bless your families and bring peace to your hearts. I know we will all see our wonderful parents again in Heaven and I know yours are now joyfully reunited there.

Bonnie McIver, Rincon, GA

Dear Jill, please forgive me, the message that I just posted is, of course, for you, also. With love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, VA.

Dear Julia and Joyce, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear Dad. He was always such a gentleman, and he and your Mom were always so happy and loving. I'm thankful that they are together again. My prayer for y'all and your families is that your Faith and your wonderful memories will comfort and sustain you now and forever. With love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

Thoughts and prayers to the family. CARL WAS a fine man. DEAR Aunt Marie, so sorry for your loss. We will miss him. SANDY AND Betty Orvin

orvin, savannah, ga

The ConneXion Church Family of Savannah expresses sympathy to the Franklin family. May God comfort and keep you during this time of bereavement.

Pastor J Michael Culbreth, Savannah, Ga

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please know that Jesus made a promise to us that upon his return that all the dead shall rise. It’s comforting to know that one day soon you will be standing along side him again in the presence of our redeemer Jesus Christ. (John 5:28,29)

Lw, Atlanta, Ga

What I remember most about Mr Franklin was that he walked to church every Sunday morning. We lived just one block up from the Franklins and attended Aldersgste with them in the 1980’s and beyond. He was and is one of the most humble loving people I’ve ever had the opportunity to know. Watching him care for Beth and seeing the love and kidness in his eyes as he attended to her, on many occasions, when we had Wednesday night supper and Bible Study together was shear beauty. He will be dearly missed but his legacy lives on in the love he displayed. My condolences to your family. Take comfort in knowing he is with the Lord and Beth.

Melissa Bookhoop Branch, Savannah, Ga

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Uncle Carl was a great loving, compassionate man who lived his life supporting his family and friends. A great role model and a smile that showed his heart was full of love. May he rest in peace with our heavenly father.

Georgia Mae Floyd Haller and Louis Haller, West Charlton, NY

I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. The scripture at John 5:28,29 is a comforting reminder that in the future God has promised to ressurrect our loved ones. I hope this gives you a measure of peace.

C kelly, Pooler, Ga

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. What a long and wonderful life your father lived. He was a remarkable man with such a kind spirit. We have nothing but fond memories of him. Although we know you’ll deeply miss him, we’re sure it comforts you that he has now been reunited with your mom, his precious bride, and that both are whole again, together. We will be praying for you in the days ahead.

Donnie and Kim Wiggins, Lugoff, SC

I'm so sorry for your loss. The Bible speaks of a time when death and everything associated with it will be done away with. It is actually a promise from Jehovah God. This promise is found at Revelation 21:3,4. This scripture always comforts me when I think about the loved ones I've loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

I'm praying comfort and God's blessings for my dear friends Julia and Ed Newton, as well as the family as they experience this loss.

Robert Harvell, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy , Savannah, GA

Love and prayers for your family. Carl and Beth were great friends from the Aldersagte UMC. So many memories of them when I was growing up. Still would see him out eating lunch or dinner with his daughters

Kellie Jernigan , Savannah, GA

Carl Martin Franklin (May 9, 1919 - October 13, 2017), our beloved father, has joined his wife, Elizabeth, in heaven.

The Savannah native resided as a youth, in the Old Fort Section of Savannah and attended St. Marist School. Carl served as operating engineer in the United States Merchant Marines, from 1937 to 1950, servicing during World War II. He worked as an engineer in the Power Plant at Union Camp for 33 years until retirement in 1983. He was a long-time member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Carl was an emeritus member of Solomon’s Lodge #1.

Surviving are his daughters, Julia (Ed) Newton, Joyce English, Jill (Rick) Wiggins; his sister, Marie Orvin; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Allen) Brandau, Allen (Candi) English, Julie-Jill (Dan) Knight, Ricky (Lindsey) Wiggins, Randy (Caroline) Wiggins; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Zachary, Madison and Tyler English, Jack Knight, and Lily Wiggins.

The family will receive visitors from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will be at Hillcrest Abbey East.

The family suggest remembrances in his memory to Honor Flight Savannah or Guido Evangelistic Ministry.

Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com

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Julia, Joyce and Jill, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. May his soul Rest in the Eternal Peace of Our Lord. Your Dad was a wonderful person and was always very kind to me. May the Lord give you the strength to accept this loss. God Bless

Roy Banks, Flowery Branch, Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., ,

May God's peace carry you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Puckett, Midway, GA

Please know that you friends are here to comfort and support you during this difficult time and may your loving memories bring you a peace in the days ahead. Remember to that our God and father of tender mercies care for you and promises that we will see our dear loved ones again. (Isaiah 41:10)jw.org

AnnieB, ,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. I have so many fond memories of the people at Aldersgate UMC. Your Mother and Father were some of those great people who were in the Sunday School class with my parents that I think of as such fine people. I am sorry to say I saw this announcement after the funeral today so please except my apologies for not at least coming to the visitation. God bless your families and bring peace to your hearts. I know we will all see our wonderful parents again in Heaven and I know yours are now joyfully reunited there.

Bonnie McIver, Rincon, GA

Dear Jill, please forgive me, the message that I just posted is, of course, for you, also. With love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, VA.

Dear Julia and Joyce, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear Dad. He was always such a gentleman, and he and your Mom were always so happy and loving. I'm thankful that they are together again. My prayer for y'all and your families is that your Faith and your wonderful memories will comfort and sustain you now and forever. With love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

Thoughts and prayers to the family. CARL WAS a fine man. DEAR Aunt Marie, so sorry for your loss. We will miss him. SANDY AND Betty Orvin

orvin, savannah, ga

The ConneXion Church Family of Savannah expresses sympathy to the Franklin family. May God comfort and keep you during this time of bereavement.

Pastor J Michael Culbreth, Savannah, Ga

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please know that Jesus made a promise to us that upon his return that all the dead shall rise. It’s comforting to know that one day soon you will be standing along side him again in the presence of our redeemer Jesus Christ. (John 5:28,29)

Lw, Atlanta, Ga

What I remember most about Mr Franklin was that he walked to church every Sunday morning. We lived just one block up from the Franklins and attended Aldersgste with them in the 1980’s and beyond. He was and is one of the most humble loving people I’ve ever had the opportunity to know. Watching him care for Beth and seeing the love and kidness in his eyes as he attended to her, on many occasions, when we had Wednesday night supper and Bible Study together was shear beauty. He will be dearly missed but his legacy lives on in the love he displayed. My condolences to your family. Take comfort in knowing he is with the Lord and Beth.

Melissa Bookhoop Branch, Savannah, Ga

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Uncle Carl was a great loving, compassionate man who lived his life supporting his family and friends. A great role model and a smile that showed his heart was full of love. May he rest in peace with our heavenly father.

Georgia Mae Floyd Haller and Louis Haller, West Charlton, NY

I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. The scripture at John 5:28,29 is a comforting reminder that in the future God has promised to ressurrect our loved ones. I hope this gives you a measure of peace.

C kelly, Pooler, Ga

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. What a long and wonderful life your father lived. He was a remarkable man with such a kind spirit. We have nothing but fond memories of him. Although we know you’ll deeply miss him, we’re sure it comforts you that he has now been reunited with your mom, his precious bride, and that both are whole again, together. We will be praying for you in the days ahead.

Donnie and Kim Wiggins, Lugoff, SC

I'm so sorry for your loss. The Bible speaks of a time when death and everything associated with it will be done away with. It is actually a promise from Jehovah God. This promise is found at Revelation 21:3,4. This scripture always comforts me when I think about the loved ones I've loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

I'm praying comfort and God's blessings for my dear friends Julia and Ed Newton, as well as the family as they experience this loss.

Robert Harvell, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy , Savannah, GA

Love and prayers for your family. Carl and Beth were great friends from the Aldersagte UMC. So many memories of them when I was growing up. Still would see him out eating lunch or dinner with his daughters

Kellie Jernigan , Savannah, GA


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