William Lacy Franklin, son of the late Joel Henry and Alice Love Franklin, was born July 13, 1906 in Marion, KY., and died August 28, 2002, at the Charleston Manor at the age of 96. Mr. Franklin was a resident of Morley and was a member of the first graduating class of Diehlstadt High School in 1924 and worked at the West Plains Electrical Corporation in Perryton, Texas, until his retirement in 1969. He moved to Morley in 1970, was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Morehouse and attended church at Morley. He had also formerly lived in the Puxico area. In 1940 he married Velma Hardy who preceded him in death in 1951. In 1973 he married Isabell Hager who preceded him in death in 1990. Surviving are one nephew, Billy G. and Ruth Watson of Charleston; one niece and several great nieces and nephews. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Hubert Franklin and Vivian Trimble Franklin; and two sisters, Marjorie Williams and Ophelia Watson. Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m., to the funeral hour at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 29 at the McMikle Funeral home in Charleston. Interment followed at the Puxico City Cemetery under the direction of McMikle Funeral home. Memorials may be made to: Southside Baptist Church, Tom Brown Street, Charleston, MO. 63834; or Assembly of God Church, 608 S. Main, Charleston, MO., 63834.