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November 10, 2012

Mildred ‘Millie’ Franklin Horne

Services for Mildred "Millie" Franklin Horne, 88, of Thomasville, will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at First Baptist Church (Chapel), where she was a longtime member. The Rev. Dr. Milton C. Gardner will officiate, with internment at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Horne died Friday, Nov. 9, at her residence at Southern Pines Assisted Living Facility after a lengthy illness. Born April 3, 1924, in Graniteville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Daniel Perin Franklin and Mattie Couch Franklin. She graduated from University Hospital School of Nursing in Augusta in 1945, as a registered nurse. On Jan. 11, 1947 she married Bennett F. Horne, who preceded her in death. She assisted him in his business, Horne Candy Co., which he founded in February 1947. Mrs. Horne worked there until his death in January 1995. She was an active member of the Joy Sunday School class, Women on Missions and served as director of the nursery for 20 years at First Baptist Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Ellen Horne Hunsucker (Richard) of Thomasville, Jane Horne Joiner (Neil) of Vienna; son, Rick Horne (Vicki) of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Scott Dixon of Atlanta; Chris Dixon of Heidelberg, Germany, Ben Stewart (Danielle) of Thomasville, Ashley Horne of Brooklyn, N.Y., Carrie Joiner Bodrey (Clay) of Damascus, Erin Joiner Calloway (Matt) of Atlanta, Seth Neil Joiner of Los Angeles, Calif.; and six great-grandchildren, Abby Bodrey, Melanie Bodrey, Megan Calloway, Stella Salvi-Dixon, Noah Stewart and Jacob Hollingsworth. During her illness, she was lovingly cared for by Pam Christiansen, Rhonda Jackson, Connie Maxwell and Cynthia Mitchell. Memorials may be made to the Goal Line Ministries of Thomasville, P.O. Box 1202, Thomasville, Ga. 31799 or Metcalfe Heritage Society, P.O. Box 1285, Thomasville, Ga. 31799. The family will receive friends before the service from 1 p.m.. until service time in the church fellowship hall. Guests may sign the online register at www.allenfh.com. — Allen & Allen Funeral Home

 

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