GLASGOW — Ernest Terrell Franklin, 58, died Thursday, April 2, 2014. He was a resident of Glasgow.
He was born to Mary Jane Franklin and William Clayton Sublett, who precede him in death.
He was a Christian and a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Glasgow, where he was an Usher, a faithful member of the Brotherhood Male Chorus, and a tireless youth advocate.
He served as the first African-American Sheriff's Deputy in Barren County and was a proud member of the Kentucky Sheriff's Association.
He was a member of Global Fest and founder of the annual Thanksgiving feast.
Left to honor his memory are his loving daughter, Whitney Terrell Franklin, of Louisville; a treasured friend, Sondra Lou Johnson; his close-knit and devoted siblings, Alma Glover (Richard), John Franklin (Lynn), Regina Wood, Danny Franklin (Marcia), Ann Duke (Rev. Eric), Kenny Franklin, Rose Franklin, Carol Franklin, Bernice Moore (Melvin), Steve O. Franklin (Kathy), Danielle Bradley (Jimmy), Della Vansant (Trevent), Angie Vansant, all of Glasgow; two uncles, Gene Sublett, of Louisville, and Wendell Franklin (Vivian), of Cave City, and a host of nieces and nephews, other family and friends including his Barren County Sheriff's Department family.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Glasgow, with Reverend Emmanuel Reid, officiating. Burial will follow at Barlow Cemetery in Glasgow.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Glasgow.
The family request that instead of flowers, contributions be made to support Thanksgiving feast by submitting checks made payable to The Soup Kitchen, P. O. Box 1136, Glasgow, Ky. 42142. Please add “Thanksgiving Feast” in the memo line of your check.
Watts and Percell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.