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526 Pleasant Street
Paris, KY 40361
Phone: 859-987-1555
Fax: 859-987-1966
James Franklin

James Curtis Franklin

Friday July 12, 1929 - Saturday May 16, 2020
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James Curtis Franklin, husband of Jean Reid Franklin for 71 years, departed this life on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Bourbon Heights, having attained the age of 90. He was born in Bourbon County on July 12, 1929, the son of the late Curtis and Blanche Pope Franklin, was a graduate of North Middletown High School where he played basketball for the Bourbon Kings, was a retired farmer, landscaper, and maintenance worker. He loved hunting Indian rocks and basketball, especially Rick Pitino basketball, becoming a University of Louisville Cardinal fan when Pitino became coach. He was a member of Spears Mill Baptist Church.

Besides his wife Jean, he is survived by two sons, Phillip Franklin (Rhonda), Kenny Franklin (Cathy); a grandson, James Clayton Franklin; and a granddaughter, Sarah Franklin.

A private graveside service will be held for James Curtis Franklin at the Paris Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Phil Ronk officiating. Interment will follow in Paris Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Spears Mill Baptist Church, 868 Spears Mill Rd, Paris, KY 40361, or one’s favorite charity.
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    Paris Cemetery Chapel
    1603 Main Street
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    Rev. Philip Ronk
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    Paris Cemetery
    1603 South Main Street
    PARIS, KY 40361
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Virginia Link Lloyd

Posted at 11:16am
To the family. I remember your Dad and Mom from years ago when we attended Spears Mill Baptist Church in the '50s. They were a very sweet couple.
My Mom Anna Link was at Bourbon Heights for 4 years and she enjoyed seeing them and talking to your Dad. Mama passed away in March.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Virginia Link Lloyd

Rosa Jones

Posted at 09:25pm
Mr Franklin was always kind to me when I was a little girl. He always bought girl scout cookies from me. He worked with my dad Raleigh. I am so sorry for your loss.

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