Berthalene Holden Franklin
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 19, 1939
  • Date of passing: Jul 13, 2016
Let the memory of Berthalene be with us forever

Berthalene Holden Franklin, 76, a longtime resident of Durham County passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at her home.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and a Willow Jean Holden. She was of the Baptist faith and was a retired seamstress from Durham Drapery.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. James Shelley. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are her husband, William T. Franklin, Sr. of the home, two daughters, Mary Ellis of Timberlake and Tina Brewer of Durham, two step-children; Amanda F. Holder, and William T. Franklin, Jr., six grandchildren; Holly B. Reynolds and Chadwick Wayne Mulchi, Kayla Holder, Hannah Holder, Thomas Franklin, Lacey Delfino and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter J. Cauthen, a granddaughter, Courtney Jill Brewer and Great-grandchild, Kaylie Lynn Mulchi, three sisters and three brothers.

Flowers are accepted.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ralph N on 19th July 2016

"Dear Franklin family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. I would like to share with you something that has given many comfort at a time like this. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26."

This tribute was added by Prilmer C. Lipscomb on 18th July 2016

"Berthalene was a class mate of mind all thru School.
Such a nice quiet, friendly girl with beautiful long hair.
I will always remember her."

This tribute was added by Vickie Sorrell on 16th July 2016

"Mary and Tina we are saddened by the loss of your Mother. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this trying time. Know that she is now with your father, the love of her life. Our hearts go out to you during this trying time and may our prayers serve as comfort to you and your love ones. Love, Vickie &Chuck Sorrell"

This tribute was added by lauri ashley on 15th July 2016

"Mary and Tina  I am so sorry to hear about your mom so a dear sweet lady so sad , my thoughts and prayers are with you, may she rest in peace God rest her soul as I wright thsi message tears run down my cheeks   truely a good women   Love  Lauri Ashley"

This tribute was added by Rhonda Weingard on 15th July 2016

"Keeping the family in our prayers"

This tribute was added by Donna Malott Hester on 14th July 2016

"Mary & Tina and family ... My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time May God give you all the comfort and strength in the days ahead   . <3 Donna Byrd Hester"

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