Born June 5, 1943 at home in Wigham, Ga., to parents Mattielene (Barber) Hawthorne and Marvin Hawthorne. Died Aug. 1, 2021 at Magnolia Memory Care in Cottage Grove, Ore., of Alzheimer’s disease.
Betty completed high school at Wigham High. She married Gerald (Jerry) Franklin on April 29, 1966 in Tallahassee, Fla., and lived there until they moved to Pleasant Hill in 1976 with their son Gerald Franklin, Jr.
Betty was a hard worker from the beginning as a child in the tobacco barn. She helped her parents on their large farm doing . . .