09/25/09 — IRENE B. FRANKLIN

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Irene Barnette Kearney Franklin, 90, of Wilson, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009, in Richmond, Va.

She was born in the Stantonsburg community to Capaias and Martha Barnette and was also preceded in death by husband, Charlie Kearney; son, Donnie Kearney; sister, Madeline Reeves; brothers, Jesse and Jasper "Bunk" Barnette.

Funeral, Saturday, 6 p.m., Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive, Wilson, followed by a time of visiting and sharing. Committal, Sunday, 10 a.m., Stantonsburg Cemetery.

Surviving is her husband, Henry C. Franklin; daughter, Jan Brown (Denny) of Beaverdam, Va.; son, Charles "Buddy" Kearney (Gail) of Hampton, Va.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Jennie Renzo of Wilson.

Memorials are suggested to Riverside Baptist Church, 20057 Teman Road, Beaverdam, Va., 23015.

Wilson Memorial Service, 252 237-7171, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.


Published in Obituaries on September 25, 2009 1:47 PM