West Orange
Mary Ellen Owens Franklin, 63, of West Orange passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Sacul Cemetery in Sacul, Texas. with Br. Lanny Wheat officiating. Interment to follow.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.
Mrs. Franklin worked in the healthcare field for over 40 years as an X-ray technician.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Owens; sister, Martha Darlene Owens; brother, Franklin Ray Owens; niece, Lorie McLain; great-niece, Sandy McLain; grandparents, Calvin and Lula Mae Corley and Frank and Ruthie Owens.
Mrs. Franklin is survived by her husband, Joe Franklin; mother, Thelma Owens; daughters and sons-in-law, Kerri and Russell Campbell and Toy and Michael Moses, all from West Orange, Sharon and Paul Davies of England; sons and daughter-in-law, Erik and Elizabeth Franklin of Clute, David Franklin of Orange; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynda and Lanny Wheat of Orange and Sandra and Larry White of Jacksonville, Texas; granddaughters, Lorionna Campbell, Makayla Franklin, Ashlie Franklin; grandsons, Erik Franklin II, Arthur Franklin, Jack Franklin, Kyle Davies, Brett Davies, Reese Davies, Jake Davies, Anthony Moses and Ryan Swift. In addition, Franklin is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.