Howard Ellis Franklin

Howard Ellis Franklin, 87, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, November 15, 2018 at his home. He was a native of Chauncey, West Virginia, and retired after 27 years from the United States Army where served in the Vietnam and Korean War as a drill sergeant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Musco and Tellie Bailey Franklin; son-in-law, Tim Devore; sister, Juanita (Kenneth) Hughes; three brothers, Jim Franklin, Edgar Franklin, and Bubby Shepherd. He is survived by his wife, Lona Fay Franklin; daughter, Kathy Lynn Devore; brother, Pete (Maggie) Shepherd; two sisters, Linda (Melvin) Smith and Billie Ann Franklin; two grandchildren, Whitney (Travis) England and Derek Devore; one great grandchild, Millie Kate England; his loving dog, Coco; and a host of many nieces and nephews. The funeral is at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Raliegh Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday and continues after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at


Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 starting at 12:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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