BALLINGER — Funeral services for Dovie Mae Franklin, 89, of De Leon, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Lange Funeral Chapel in Ballinger with Minister Max Pratt officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Nowlin Funeral Home.

She died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Dublin.

She was born April 14, 1918, in Comanche to Ernest and Winifred Emily Hughes Hampton. On Oct. 3, 1936, she was married to William Marlin Franklin in Taylor County.

Survivors include two sons, William M. Bill” Franklin Jr. of Comanche and Bobby R. Franklin of Odessa; daughter, Nancy K. Lamb of Friendswood; brother, John D. Hampton of McGregor; sisters, Margaret Dorner of Richardson and Betty Jo Evans of Stephenville; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Marlin Franklin; seven brothers, Luther Hampton, Curtis Hampton, Enos Hampton, Joe Hampton, Billy Jack Hampton, Melvin Hampton and Elvin Hampton; and one sister, Lillian Pearse.