Elmo Franklin

August 28, 1947 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 71)


Elmo Franklin, 71, of Columbia, KY died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at his residence.  Born in the Flatwoods community of Adair County he was the son of the late Robert and Emma Spoon Franklin.  Elmo was owner of Franklin Sanitation and a retired auto mechanic having worked for J. C. Montgomery and Tom Edwards. 

Survivors include his wife Odean Marie Burton Franklin of Columbia; three brothers David Murphy (Jean) of Fairplay, Clurel “Doc” Murphy (Gail) and Martin Bryant both of Columbia; three sisters Maggie Grider and Dorothy Murphy both of Columbia and Lula Mae Franklin of Greensburg; two sisters-in-law Ann Murphy of Columbia and Carolyn Sue Satterfield of Carthage, TN; two special nephews Daniel Gadberry and his family, Betty, Hunter and Kodie of Glensfork, KY and Adam Grider and his wife Angel and son Landon of Sparksville, KY; nieces and nephews Tammy Hancock, Brenda Long (David), Tommie Lee Arnold (Chris) and Joeann Silcox (Boyd) all of Carthage, TN; his church family at Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia, his Adanta T R family, A-Transportation family, his special fur baby family and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded by in death by a brother Robert Franklin, a sister Suzy Franklin and a brother-in-law Tony Grider.

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Pastor Bob McCann officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Bearwallow Cemetery.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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November 10, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
210 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY 42728

Funeral Service
November 11, 2018

2:00 PM
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
210 Greensburg Street
Columbia, KY 42728

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