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Sara Byrd Franklin

February 27, 1926 December 22, 2018
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Sara Byrd Franklin, 92, of Newberry, SC died Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Springfield Place. She was the wife of the late William H. Franklin, Jr.

Sara was born on February 27, 1926 in Rock Hill, SC to the late Rev. R. D. Byrd, Sr. and Vinnie Brown Byrd. In 1988, she retired from Purcells after 41 years of service.

She was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer where she had belonged to the Elizabeth Circle of WELCA and to the George B. Cromer Bible Class.
She was a kind loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, William H. “Bill” Franklin, III and wife Carolyn of Edisto Beach; grandchildren, Brian D. Franklin and wife Monica of Gilbert, Kevin A. Franklin and wife Karen of Clemson; great grandchildren; Joel Daniel Franklin, Landon Downs Franklin and Ashton Elizabeth Franklin sisters–in-law, Joan Phibbs of Aiken and Mary Franklin of Newberry. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Mary B. Clifford and brother, Robert D. Byrd, Jr.

The family will greet friends and family at the church from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM prior to the funeral service.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer officiated by the Rev. Matthew Titus.

Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1515 Boundary Street Newberry, SC 29108.

Condolence messages and memories can be shared with the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

26

Dec

9:30 AM 12/26/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 12/26/2018 10:30:00 AM
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

1515 Boundary St.
Newberry, SC 29108

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1515 Boundary St. Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Service

Wednesday

26

Dec

11:00 AM 12/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

1515 Boundary St.
Newberry, SC 29108

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1515 Boundary St. Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rosemont Cemetery Final Resting Place

2450 College St
Newberry, SC 29108

2450 College St Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

1515 Boundary St.
Newberry, SC 29108
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