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3/27/2019 6:22:00 PM
Wade Marion Franklin
August 17, 1950 - March 25, 2019

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. - Wade Marion Franklin, 68, passed away on March 25, 2019 at ATRIUM Health - Charlotte surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lenoir, N.C. on August 17, 1950 to the late Joseph R. and Margaret Clement Franklin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Nona Melton Franklin.

Left to cherish his memories includes his children, Daniel (Mary Catherine) Franklin, Chantelle Hogan (Michael), Ray Gulledge (Theresa), Ramona "Tootsie" Westberry; grandchildren Jessica, Alayna and Saylor Franklin; brothers, Rick and John Franklin; sisters, Phoebe Hale and Mary Holland; grandchildren Madison and David Howard, Meagan Loftin, Kendal and Cheyanne Westberry, Blake Westberry, Rachel Westberry, Landon Locklear (Courtney), Kaitlin Gulledge, Alexandra Gulledge, Samuel Gulledge, Elijah Gulledge and Mary Grace Gulledge; great-grandchildren, Dakota Meeks, Jackson Howard, Torri Lindsay, Laila Meeks and Kiley Howard.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m., in the Chapel with Pastor Dickie Spargo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem Church, 3100 Bethlehem Church Street, Gastonia, NC 28056.

Online condolences may be made at

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Gastonia, N.C. is serving the Franklin family.

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