May 2, 1928 - April 11, 2011
Franklin, Nell Calhoun, 82, of Big Stone Gap, VA, died on Monday (April 11, 2011) at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 2, 1928 in Osaka, VA and attended East Stone Gap United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Franklin; her parents, Harry and Grace (Hopkins) Calhoun; and her brothers, Charles and Donald Calhoun. She is survived by her son, Woody and Sandy Franklin; daughters Mary Anne Light and Regenia Egan (Tom Owens); her grandchildren, Katherine Lane, Robert Franklin, Tammy Franklin, Gina Franklin, James Franklin, Brent and Angie Gibson, Christy and Jim Chandler, and Whitney Egan; her great-grandchildren, Peyton Lane, Lucas Franklin, Robbie, Bailey, Tori, Ryan and Gracie Gibson, Haylee and Emma Chandler, and Kaylee McMillian. Nell is also survived by her sisters, Jeri Hopkins, Jackie and Ralph Malone, and Charlotte and Ivan Barnes; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap. The funeral service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Ken Sprinkle officiating. Committal services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Franklin Cemetery in the Crackers Neck Community. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Brent Gibson, Jim Chandler, Robert Franklin, James Franklin, Robbie and Bailey Gibson. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P. O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 Online condolences may be written on www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is serving the Franklin family.
Franklin, Nell Calhoun, 82, of Big Stone Gap, VA, died on Monday (April 11, 2011) at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 2, 1928 in Osaka, VA and attended East Stone Gap United Methodist Church. She was... View Obituary & Service Information
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