Mrs. Marion “Doreen” Peters Franklin, age 96, formerly of Whitesburg, Georgia, and now residing in Carrollton, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Doreen was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on September 2, 1921, daughter of Ernest Burt Peters and Laura Emmeline Ostrander Peters. She became a citizen of the United States on September 13, 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Fred “Frank” Franklin, son, Jimmy Franklin, brother Howard Ronson Peters, sisters, Lemmah Peters Downing and Paula Evette Peters, her parents, Ernest Burt Peters and Laura Emmeline Ostrander Peters and son-in-law, Michael Owen “MO” Harper.
Doreen was a Godly wife and mother to her husband and children. She was a homemaker where she spent her life raising her children and many other children besides her own. She enjoyed nothing better than being a mother. She was an avid reader and loved traveling the world. She made friends in many countries who she kept in touch with throughout her lifetime. Until her health decline, Doreen was an active member and also eldest member of Grace Baptist Church, Whitesburg, GA.
She is survived by her children: Angela Franklin of Whitesburg, James and Carolyn Dortch of Whitesburg, Bill and Jody Adkison of Dacula, Laura and Marshall Brown of Carrollton, Tommy and Cindy Leimenstoll of Douglasville, Bruce and Connie Harper Wheeler of Mineral Bluff; sister, Coral Paul of Ellenwood and sister-in-law, Anne Speer of Columbus, GA; grandchildren: John Fair, Tina and Jeff Reid, Billy and Emily Adkison, Clint and Ashley Brown, Megan Brown, Morgan and Ryan Hulsey, Kaci and Nathan Shapiro, Tia and Teddy Hollis, Mathew and Jeremi Harper, Jake and Jessica Harper Parson; great grandchildren: Luke Reid, Grace Reid, Journey Adkison, Messenger Adkison, Liam Adkison, Josie Adkison, Tucker Brown, Charlee Hollis, Dean Hollis, Owen Hollis, Adelaide Parson, and Owen Parsons (due to be born in May 2018); great great grandchild, Jace Alan Cain.
There will be a visitation held for family and friends at Grace Baptist Church, 863 Little New York Road, Whitesburg, GA on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6 pm until 9 pm. A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Garden of Resurrection at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta with Dr. Jimmy Lester officiating.