XENIA – Grace Ann Franklin, 64, of Xenia passed away at 6:23 PM, Friday, January 1, 2021, at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Grace was born on October 8, 1956, in Flint, Michigan, to Luther E. and Joanne (Stuart) Bonner. She married Woody Franklin on April 14, 2017, in Sherwood, Arkansas. Grace loved crafts she was very talented in making them, some of them she loved to do was quilting, and painting. She loved to decorate for Christmas and making Christmas crafts and collecting nutcrackers. Grace attended the Xenia Christian Church.
Grace is survived by her husband; Woody Franklin, of Xenia, 3 children; Andy Graves, of Paragould, Arkansas, Steven Graves, of Piggott, Arkansas, Denise Jackson, of Osceola, Arkansas, 2 step children; Woody Franklin, of Lincoln, Illinois, Debbie Beck, of Piggott, Arkansas, 6 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother; Joanne Fisher, of Sherwood, Arkansas, 4 siblings; Dennis Bonner, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Doug Bonner, of Sherwood, Arkansas, Dawn Guthridge, of Springdale, Arkansas, Dorothy Barton, of Redfield, Arkansas, half-sister; Sandy Roberts, of Flint, Michigan, 3 sisters-in-law; Cricket Bonner, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Judy Murphy, of Clay City, Linda Samuel, of Springfield, Missouri, 2 brothers-in-law; Bary Franklin, of Marshfield, Missouri, and James Steven Noble, of Florida.
Mrs. Franklin was preceded in death by her father, and 1 brother; Doyne Bonner.
Memorial services honoring the life of Grace will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the Xenia Christian Church with Dwight Edgington officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church where friends may call from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date at Number 4 Cemetery. McGriff & Triplett Funeral Home in Louisville is entrusted with the care and arrangements. Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, it is recommended that you please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
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