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11/22/2022 11:49:00 AM
Joyce Dianne Bumgarner Franklin Bailey
July 25, 1946 - November 20, 2022

Joyce Dianne Bumgarner Franklin Bailey, 76, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

She was born July 25, 1946 in Catawba County to the late Floyd “Shorty” Bumgarner and Ivy Shook Bumgarner. Dianne was a member of Joy Baptist Church in Conover and retired as a sewer in the furniture industry. She enjoyed playing games in her spare time, especially Bingo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Holbert Benjamin Franklin; second husband Jim Franklin Bailey; son Bobby Allen Franklin; daughter Linda Gail Franklin; and a brother David Bumgarner.

Those left to cherish her memory is her son Ricky Dale Franklin of Taylorsville; daughters Patty Kump of Conover, Teresa Franklin Starnes of Conover; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and closest friends Terry Johnson and Benjamin Christlieb.

A memorial service to celebrate Dianne’s life will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 2 p.m. at her residence, 6523 Alice Lane, Apartment E3, Conover, NC 28613.

Condolences may be sent to the Bailey family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Bailey family.

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