Mrs. Perrine Elizabeth Anthony Franklin was born on Aug. 9, 1927, to Perry and Leola Stokes Anthony in Prescott. She departed this life on Dec. 26, 2012, at Wadley Regional Medical Center of Texarkana, Texas.
Mrs. Elizabeth Perrine Anthony was married to SSG. Reginald Franklin Jr., and to this union three sons and one daughter were born.
Perrine was an avid traveler setting foot in several foreign countries before her succession to glory. As a beloved member of Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church, she served on many auxiliaries including serving as President of the Building Fund. She was a wonderful cook with many coveting her prized recipes. Her spirited nature gained her the friendship of many in the community.
Perrine was preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Leola Stokes Anthony; her husband of 31 years, SSG. Reginald Franklin Jr.; four brothers, Herdith Anthony, Grady Anthony, William “Buddy” Anthony and Perry Anthony Jr.; three sisters, Hazel Anthony Reed, Merarion Anthony Briggs, and Ophelia Anthony Foster.
Mourning her death are three sons, Willard (Melissa), Orlando (Tewonnia), and Reginald Franklin III, all of Prescott; one daughter, Dr. Tiffany Franklin of Atlanta, Ga.; five siblings, Barbara Anthony Box of Rockford, Ill., Benjamin Anthony and Betty Anthony Murchinson of Little Rock, Robert (Essie) Anthony of Dallas, Texas, and Lillie Anthony Nimmer of Little Rock; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, Dec. 31, at Brazzel/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott.
Funeral service for Mrs. Franklin will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Prescott with the Rev. Arthur Hill officiating. Burial will follow at DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott. Arrangements by Brazzel/Cornish The Funeral Home of Prescott, Eddie Brazzel, Director. The online guestbook is at www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com.