Franklin was preceded in death by his wife, Nell, and parents, Howard and Pauline Franklin.
He is survived by sister, Virginia (Jinnie) Nash and brother, James (Jim) Franklin. Loving father of Dawn Robertson (Barry), and Dana Cunning (Gary); proud grandfather of Cody, Christian, Summer and Chelsea, and a great friend to Sarah, Cody and Adriana.
Franklin was raised in Old Hickory Village and was a longtime member of Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene. He retired from the Ford Glass Plant in Nashville. Franklin will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandfather, a good Christian man and a proud US Navy Veteran. His enjoyment of life and love of singing as well as his sense of humor and strong but gentle nature will forever stay with all those who were fortunate enough to know him.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 at Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene with Dr. Harold Graves officiating. The interment will follow at Springhill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 at Hermitage Funeral Home and from 1 until 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 at the church.
Garrison was born on February 11, 1927 in Nashville as the only child of Braznell Sr. and Willie Beatrice Garrison, who preceded him in death. He was married for 64 years to Wilma Raye Mundy Garrison of Nashville, the love of his life.
He is survived by his two sons, Jim (Beverly) of Memphis and Danny (Cindy) of Knoxville. He is also survived by his four grandsons, Com. Matthew Garrison USN (Christy) of Norfolk, Va., Andy (Emily) of Byhalia, Miss., Jason (Beth) of Portland, Tenn. and Mark (Marcela) of Lexington, Ky., as well as 14 great-grandchildren.
Garrison proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as Seaman First Class on the USS Audubon APA-149 as part of the 7th Fleet in the South Pacific. He was employed at Baird-Ward Printing Company for 43 years and coached little league baseball for nine years in Nashville. He was a member of Jackson Park Church of Christ. Garrison was a man of extreme integrity, deeply devoted to his family and the Lord Jesus, hardworking, extremely kind, polite, and always a gentleman.
His family wants to express their gratefulness to the kind and loving employees and nurses of the Memphis Jewish Home and Crossroads Hospice. They were Christ’s Hands and gentle touch to the entire Garrison family.
Garrison was laid to rest at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery near Nashville. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Memphis Jewish Home.
He was the son of the late Grover and Grace (Cone) Goodwin and brother to Grover, Dean, Herbert, Bernice and Grace, who all preceded him in death.
He is survived by sister, Georgia Faircloth; wife of 61 years, Emma Jean Goodwin; grandsons, Kevin Joel and Daniel Keith Goodwin, great-grandchildren, Ethan Taylor Goodwin and Emma Grace Goodwin; daughter-in-law, Linda Goodwin; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Goodwin would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Robert Miller.
Goodwin was a member of Eastland Baptist Church. He was also a member of Masonic order B.V.-EN Lodge # 560, Scottish Rite Valley of Nashville, Al Menah Shrine, and he is the Camaxtli of the Order of Quetzalcoatl, Brentwood Shrines Golf and Trinity Golf.
The funeral service was to be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 at Hibbett and Hailey Funeral Home with Bro. Clay Faircloth and Bro. Gary McCaleb officiating. The interment was to be held at Hermitage Memorial Gardens with nephews serving as Pallbearers. Visitation with family was to be from 2 until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5 and from 5 until 8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. and from 11 a.m. until time of service at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shrines Children Hospital.
Gregory, Ronald “Ronnie,” of Nashville, died on Saturday, August 2.
Gregory was preceded in death by father, Noel E. and his mother, Marjorie Lamberth.
He is survived by wife, Judith Gregory; sons, Kyle (Jennifer) Gregory and Noel Gregory; grandchildren, Brianna and Tristan.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 at Eastland Baptist Church, 1215 Gallatin Ave., with a service to follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Paul Wampler officiating. Interment, Spring Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Dalewood Baptist Church or W.H.O. Scholarship c/o ENHAA.
Key, Emmit Martin, 87, of Nashville, died on Friday, August 1.
Born in Cullman Co., Ala., on July 4, 1927, Key is survived by children, Gail (Roy) Levine, Rick (Tina) Key and Jack (Dianna) Key; grandchildren, April, Ty, Christie, Sarah, Jennifer, Mackenzie; and nine great-grandchildren.
A 50-year veteran of the music business, Key started his career with Big Jim Folsom’s Strawberry Pickers in Alabama. After several years as an entertainer and radio personality, he moved to Nashville and formed Newkeys Music with Jimmy C. Newman and his own Key Talent Agency, where he was instrumental in the careers of Dave Dudley, Tom T. Hall and Jeannie C. Riley.