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Mr. William Franklin ''Papa Stanley

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“We are very sorry for your loss, and our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Shane and Brandi Harris (Old Town, Fla)

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jon, if there is anything at all that I can do, please don't hesitate to call. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Paula Chavers-Hall

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: shelly mills, Old Town, Fla.

“To the Family: All of us at Burke Land Surveying are saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Stanley. Over the past several years we have enjoyed a...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Ron Burke

“Tim, I'm sorry to hear about your Daddy. My prayers go out to you and your family from here in Calif. to the great state of Alabama. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Mississippi Kevin

“Jon, my prayers and condolences are with you and your family. I always enjoyed conversation with him on my visits to Jordan Dam. He liked to keep...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Herman Thrash

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Jackie, Jon, Tina, and family during the loss of Franklin. He was a wonderful and loving man and I know will be...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Bonnie Shaw Gibbons

“I have always known Uncle Franklin to be soft spoken, quick wit, dedicated to faimly and friends alike. Pat and I will truely miss him and the...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Skip & Pat Walton

“Dear "Aunt Jackie", Josh and families, We are so sorry to hear about "Uncle Franklin's" death. We have heard about youall for the last 24 years and...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Don and Brenda Thomas

“We wish we were there, We feel you here. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Kim, Micah, Ben, Luke

“my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during your recent loss. We Love you Josh. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Heidi L. Hasen (old Town, Fla)

“I was sad to read of the passing of Franklin. I worked with him with the Corps of Engineers in the 60's and probably have not seen him since the...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: James Horsley

“Shelby and Haley: Treasure all the good memories of "Papa" and his love for YOU! He adored you two... Love to you always. Aunt Bebe ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Bebe Law

“Josh, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear uncle. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Vernon & Melissa Long & Family

“So sorry that we are not with YOU at this "time"...We are thinking of all of you....and Love to each One.... will see you soon... ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Bebe & Ralph Law

“MY FAMILY AND I HAVE KNOWN MR STANLEY FOR ABOUT 4 YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PLEASURE TO BE IN HIS PRESENCE. HE WAS A KIND AND CARING PERSON. WE...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: BRIAN HOLLIS

“On behalf of the staff of Ellison Funeral Home, I extend our heartfelt sympathy and assistance in your time of need. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Ken Hammock

“Kim, I am sorry sad to learn of your father in law's passing. I'll keep you & yours in my prayers. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Kynard-Deavers, RN

“So sorry about the loss of Franklin. I remember things from childhood with Darrell and Carol. Good times to remember. God Bless each of you during...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: celestra rowell

“So VERY sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Stanley. I have not known him very long but could tell he was a gentle and loving soul. My husband's...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Nan & Dan Butler

“Jon and Tina, We just want yall to know that yall are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss in your family. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Ray and Joyce Woodall


STANLEY, Mr. William Franklin Papa, age 73, a resident of Titus, Alabama died Tuesday, March 6, 2007. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Ellison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Chamblee, Rev. Bill Baker, and Rev. Jim Hankins officiating. Interment will follow the service in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Titus, AL with Ellison Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing. Mr. Stanley is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Jackie McInnish Stanley; two sons, Tim (Kim) Stanley of Merced, CA, and Jon (Tina) Stanley of Titus, AL; six grandchildren, Ben Stanley, Luke Stanley, Micah Stanley, Laura (Keith) Bice, Shelby Stanley, and Haley Stanley; two great-grandchildren, Desirae Bice and Hayden Bice; and a special nephew, Josh Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Billy and Marie Stanley; a son, Steve Stanley; and a sister, Carol Garner. Pallbearers will be Keith Bice, Chuck Causey, Tommy Johnson, Al Edwards, Keevon Findley, and Sammy Cooper. Papa was a great husband, father, and grandfather. His life was his family. He will be remembered for his love of family cookouts, road trips, farming and gardening with Shelby and Haley, his ability to fix broken toys and broken hearts. This loss will leave a void in all our lives that can not be filled and he will truly be missed by all that knew him. Franklin was a Mechanic with Alabama Power Company, having retired after 23 years of service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Ellison Funeral Home.