Eric Von Franklin

Mr. Eric Von (Hooker) Franklin, 70, died Nov. 15, 2018, at Meadowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation in Pulaski.

Mr. Franklin was born Sept. 6, 1948, in Fayetteville, to Richard and Friona Franklin. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He was employed for 31 years at Magotteaux and retired after winning the lottery. He was a member of Temple of Praise Church. He had a big heart and loved people. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and farming and listening to blues music.


Survivors include wife Emily Dickerson Franklin of Goodspring; daughters, Erica Hillius of Wisconsin, Gabrielle Franklin of Nashville; step-daughter Tacora Garrett and husband Bart of Pulaski; sisters, Myrtle Folston of Pulaski, Geneva Boyd of Columbia; brothers, Buford Franklin of Wellington, N.J., William Bruce Franklin and wife Myrtle of Augusta, Ga., Robert Franklin and wife Abigail of Carlene, Texas, William Albert Jackson of Pulaski; five grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Annette Reynolds, Linda Dickerson, Ethel Nicholson and husband George; brothers-in-law, Roger Dickerson and wife Cathy, Corey Dickerson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loving friends and many other associates.