Elmo Franklin, 71, of Columbia died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at his residence. Born in the Flatwoods community of Adair County, he was the son of the late Robert and Emma Spoon Franklin.
Elmo was owner of Franklin Sanitation and a retired auto mechanic having worked for J. C. Montgomery and Tom Edwards.
His survivors include his wife, Odean Marie Burton Franklin of Columbia; three brothers, David Murphy (Jean) of Fairplay, Clurel “Doc” Murphy (Gail) and Martin Bryant both of Columbia; three sisters, Maggie Grider and Dorothy Murphy both of Columbia, and Lula Mae Franklin of Greensburg; two sisters-in-law, Ann Murphy of Columbia and Carolyn Sue Satterfield of Carthage, TN; two special nephews, Daniel Gadberry and his family, Betty, Hunter and Kodie of Glensfork and Adam Grider and his wife Angel and son Landon of Sparksville; nieces and nephews, Tammy Hancock, Brenda Long (David), Tommie Lee Arnold (Chris) and Joeann Silcox (Boyd) all of Carthage, TN; his church family at Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia; his Adanta T R family, A-Transportation family; his special fur baby family; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded by in death by a brother, Robert Franklin; a sister, Suzy Franklin; and a brother-in-law, Tony Grider.
Funeral services were at 2:00pm Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Pastor Bob McCann officiating.
Visitation was on Saturday from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the funeral home.
Burial followed in the Bearwallow Cemetery.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.