Let the memory of Berthalene be with us forever
  • 76 years old
  • Born on September 19, 1939 .
  • Passed away on July 13, 2016 .

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.


Posted by Prilmer C. Lipscomb on July 18, 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.
Posted by Vickie Sorrell on July 16, 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
Posted by Rhonda Weingard on July 15, 2016
Keeping the family in our prayers
Posted by Lauri Ashley on July 15, 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
Posted by Donna Malott Hester on July 14, 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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