HENDERSON — Tabitha Ann Parrish Brame Franklin, 86, of Franklin Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and formerly of Kelly Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Wake Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1935 in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Parrish and Meda Faulkner Parrish. Ann’s love of her family was her greatest joy, and she enjoyed traveling later in life.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 11 a.m. by Dr. Gene Wood. Burial will follow at Sunset Gardens.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Brame “Debbie” Harris (George) of High Point; her son, Herbie Brame (Cheryl) of Oxford; a brother, Lee Roy Parrish of Henderson; a sister, Mary Susan Parrish Norwood of Providence; four grandchildren, Jenny Jones (Bryan), Susan Fletcher (Michael), Adam Brame (Eve) and Andrew Brame (Brittany); and four great-grandchildren, Lakyn Fletcher, Reese Fletcher, Olivia Jones and Harris Jones.
Ann was preceded in death by her husbands, Herbert Franklin Brame and Melvin Dorsey Franklin; and her siblings, Betty Newman, Joseph Parrish, Henry Parrish, Docie Gafford and Elijah Parrish.
The family will receive friends before the service from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.
Serving as pallbearers will be Adam Brame, Andrew Brame, Keith Newman, Louis “Bo” Parrish, Gary Freshour and Chuck Parrish.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 647 Henderson NC 27536, or the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society, 165 U.S. 158, Henderson, NC 27537.
Online condolences may be made at www.jmwhitefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.