Maurice Coleman FranklinMADISONVILLE, KY., — Maurice Coleman Franklin, 76, of Madisonville passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Baptist Health Madisonville. He was born on July 8, 1943 in Madisonville to the late Gladys Vincent Franklin and Owen Ray Franklin. Maurice was formerly a coal miner at Island Creek Coal Company Providence 1. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting guns. Maurice was of the Non-Denominational faith.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers J.D. Franklin and Mangrum Franklin.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years Connie Franklin, daughters Marcella Bruce of Conway, AR., Tamberly Franklin and Stephanie Rodgers both of Madisonville, step-sons Jimmy Lee Armour, Jr of Cleaton, William ‘Joey’ (Dana) Armour of Madisonville, step-daughter Christina (Brad) Groves of Central City, brother Malcolm (Janice) Franklin of Madisonville, sister Lomelda (Norman) Lynn of Beulah, brothers Austin ‘Gene’ Franklin of Dawson Springs, Wendell Franklin of Princeton, numerous grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in the chapel of Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville with Bill Denk and Eunice Ladwig officiating and the eulogy will be given by his daughter Christina Groves. Burial to follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Dawson Springs. 

The visitation will be from 4pm until 7pm Wednesday at the funeral home and from 9am until the funeral hour Thursday at the funeral home.

The pallbearers are Donald Rainwater, Tim Banker, Jerry Flash, Eric Jennings, Jim Claggett and Tony Gary.

Condolences may be made to the family at

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