Date of BirthNovember 18, 1921

MARY FRANKLIN Obituary

Date of BirthNovember 18, 1921

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Date of DeathJanuary 03, 2016

MARY FRANKLIN Obituary

from Charlotte, District of Columbia, United States

FRANKLIN MARY HENDERSON GAMMON FRANKLIN (Age 95) Of Port Charlotte, FL formally of Great Falls, VA passed away on Friday, December 3, 2016 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida. She was born on November 18, 1921 in Rome Georgia to Richard Gammon and Annie Tuck Gammon. Mary grew up in Cedartown, GA. She graduated from the State University of West Georgia in Carrollton Georgia in 1939 where she received her degree in Education and Journalism. Mary married Ben B. Franklin in 1940 in Manassas, VA. They were happily married for 66 years. Mary was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Cameron Parish Chapter and loved her many active years volunteering as a Girl Scouts leader with her daughters. She spent many years with Ben raising thoroughbred horses at their farm in Great Falls, VA. Mary had a great love her family, many friends and all animals she had a great way with gardening. Mary spent many years volunteering making stuffed bears for children in local area hospitals. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Ben B. Franklin; parents, Richard and Annie Gammon; and siblings, Richard, Sarah, Lamar, Charles, Wayne and Anne Gammon. Mary was the loving mother of Annette Franklin Rose of CA, Brenda Franklin Scogno of Florida and Valerie Franklin Camerlengo of FL. She is also survived by sons-in-law, Chris Hardman, Anthony Scogno and Dominic Camerlengo; proud grandmother of Alexander Rose, Gammon Castellvi Cross, Audra Castellvi, Trent Hardman, Heather Camerlengo Cline, Ryan Camerlengo and Nicholas Camerlengo; great-grandmother of Victoria Nuckols, Courtney Galtarossa, Aimee Lunos, Decima Rose, Anthony Cline, and Veronica Cross and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Port Charlotte Florida at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. On Friday, December 8, 2016 at 1 p.m., in Northern Virginia the family will be greeting friends and relatives with a viewing and a memorial service to follow at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St. Manassas, VA 20110. Burial will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, 12004 Lee Hwy, Manassas, VA 20109 The family requests memorial donations be made to Intra-Abdominal Transplantation research for Amy Lu, MD, FACS Loyola University Medical Center Office of Development 2160 S. First Avenue Maywood, IL 60153 Condolences may be left on Mary Gammon Franklin's online guestbook at: www.kays-ponger.comwww.kays-ponger.com