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Louella Franklin


Louella Franklin, 89, of the Hopewell Community near Holton passed away at 12am, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg. She was born near Hazard in Perry County, Kentucky on September 20, 1932 the daughter of Dan and Molly Duff Hutchinson. She was married to Allen Franklin on April 20, 1960 and he preceded her in death on April 15, 2016.


Survivors include one son Jimmy Collins of Versailles; two daughters Freda (Ray) Toops of Osgood and Carolyn Sue Collins of Holton; step-children; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.


Mrs. Franklin was a homemaker and also helped Allen on the farm. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.


Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 2nd at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Luke Koors officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was held at the church on Saturday beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to Hopewell’s Operation Christmas Child in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.