|September 13, 1917
FRANKLIN HOWARD DEAD
Several Graham People Will Attend Funeral at Wittens Mills.
Franklin Howard, an aged and highly respected citizen, died at his home at Wittens Mills Tuesday night, after a brief illness of two weeks, due to a stroke of apoplexy, and will be buried at the family burial ground this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
He left surviving him his widow, Mrs. Amanda M. Howard, a daugther of the late Thomas W. Witten; four children, George W. Howard of Welch, W. Va.; Mrs. D. H. Litz, of Morristown, Tenn, Edward R. Howard and Miss Effie B. Howard of Witten's Mills, and one brother and three sisters.
The life of the deceased was a most exemplary one, worthy of the emulation of all. He was highly honored and respected by all who knew him and in his death his family has lost a devoted husband and father, and the community an esteemed and useful citizen. Mr. Howard was a brother-in-law of Dr. R. M. Witten, of Graham, his widow being a sister of Dr. Witten.
Several Graham people will attend the funeral. Dr. Witten, who is recovering from a surgical operation, will not be able to go, but other members of the family will attend.
The deceased was the father of attorney George Howard of Welch.