BESSEMER - Octavia Dunn Franklin was born in Tuscaloosa County on December 3, 1919 and passed away Friday, October 14, 2016. Octavia moved to Bessemer with her husband in the early 1940s where she lived until her death. She was a member of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lecil Franklin and son, Bruce Franklin. She is survived by her three daughters, Sara Franklin Prince (Marlin), Cheryl Franklin Tucker and Linda Franklin Lindley and four sons, Charles Ray Franklin (June), Bobby R. Franklin (Wanda), Earnest Lee Franklin (Donna) and David W. Franklin (Stacey). She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Darlene B. Franklin; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on today, October 16, 2016 at Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the funeral service to be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Bessemer Brown Service Funeral Home. Interment will be at Goodwater Cemetery in Northport.
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