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James "Jim" Cecil Franklin Obituary

James "Jim" Cecil Franklin

July 26, 1936 - July 9, 2017
Born in Jefferson County, TN
Resided in Sevierville, TN


James "Jim" Cecil Franklin, 80, of Sevierville passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017. He attended Pathways Church of Sevierville. Jim was a United States Air Force Veteran. He retired after 25 years as a Federal Firefighter. After his retirement, he was a beloved Usher for 16 years at Dollywood's Pines Theater, where he never met a stranger. His most favorite pastime was spending time with his family whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Myrtle Franklin; brothers, Robert M. Franklin and Eugene Franklin; and sister, Iona Webb.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Zelma Franklin; son, Barry Franklin and wife, Samantha Franklin; granddaughter, Kelli Davis and husband, Lynn Davis; brother, Herbert Franklin; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends that were like family.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Thursday with the funeral service to follow at 7 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Pastor Tommy Bellamy will be officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 PM Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery for the graveside service and interment. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #104. Online condolences may be made at




Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville
118 East Main Street
Sevierville, TN US 37862
Thursday, July 13, 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home
118 East Main Street
Sevierville, TN US 37862
Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:00 PM
Mount Zion Cemetery
1765 Ridge Road
Pigeon Forge, TN US 37863
Friday, July 14, 2017
2:00 PM



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