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4/23/2019 5:34:00 PM
Franklin Leslie Simmons
June 24, 1924 - April 21, 2019

MAIDEN, N.C. - Franklin Leslie Simmons, 94, of Maiden passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his residence.

He was born June 24, 1924 in Yates County, N.Y. to the late Pearl and Myrtle Calhoun Simmons. Franklin enjoyed woodworking, telling stories and watching the Atlanta Braves games.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Simmons; second wife, Helen Simmons; son, Richard Simmons; sisters, Maude, Elizabeth, Frances, Blanche, Alice and Gertude.

Those left to cherish his memory are son Daniel Simmons and wife Marie of Penn Yan, N.Y.; daughters Susan Jackson of Maiden, Connie Pippen of Newton; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and friends Mike, Pete, Gloria, Christina Pitsikoulis.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Franklin’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service in Conover.

Condolences may be sent to the Simmons family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, N.C. is serving the Simmons family.

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