Big Stone Gap, VA - Wilma Evelyn Franklin, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, VA. Ms. Franklin was of the Christian faith and a retired from Miss. Virginia sewing factory in Big Stone Gap. .
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Franklin; her parents, Green and Margaret Marcum Collier; several brothers and sisters, and two grandchildren, Allison and Aaron Franklin.
She is survived by her sons, Junior Franklin (Channie), Blaine Franklin, and Greggory Franklin (Suzanna), all of Big Stone Gap, VA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Daniel Franklin, Woody Franklin, Jarrod Franklin, Hannah Franklin, Michael Franklin, and Stephannie Franklin; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave. W., Big Stone Gap, VA. Funeral services will follow at 8:00pm with Russell Phillips ministering. Graveside services will be at 11:00am, Friday, June 15, 2018 at the American Legion Cemetery, Powell Valley Rd., Big Stone Gap, VA. Pallbearers serving the Franklin family will be Woody Franklin, Daniel Franklin, Jarrod Franklin, Ronnie Estep, Larry Sturgill, Norman Clifton and Michael Franklin. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery for the graveside services.
Gilliam Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the family of Wilma Franklin.
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618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219