Obituary of Lillian Franklin
Lillian Saunooke Franklin, 80, of the Birdtown Community went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 23, 2019. A native of Cherokee, she was the daughter of the late Cain Saunooke and Margaret Smith.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Golinda Lambert, Bell Taylor; brother, Adam Saunooke; and grandsons, William Hartline and Jess McCoy.
Lillian is survived by her children, Debra Lee and husband Louis, Doe Sharp, William Cain Locust and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Bonnie, Justin, Brandy, Jamaca, Angie, Kaley, Payton, Haley, Isaiah, and Zavier; 15 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Ross, Jenette Teesateskie; and brother, Solomon Saunooke.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday at Rock Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Greg Morgan will officiate with burial in the Locust Cemetery.
Lillian will be taken to the church at 5:00 pm Monday by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.To send flowers to the family of Lillian Franklin, please visit Tribute Store
Crisp Funeral Home was established in 1997 by Michael L. Crisp to better serve the families of Swain County and surrounding areas.
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