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1963 Terry 2023

Terry Ray Nelson Franklin

December 6, 1963 — August 10, 2023

Sylva, NC

Terry Ray Nelson Franklin, 59 of Sylva, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2023. He was born on December 6, 1963, to Charles Benjamin Franklin Sr. and Martha Louise Moore Franklin. Terry enjoyed working, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Terry is survived by his brothers, Charles Benjamin Franklin Jr., Timothy Franklin (Carina), Anthony Franklin; nephews, TJ and Andy; nieces, Haven and Sunshine.


The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00am on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at Appalachian Funeral Services. A private graveside service will follow with Rev. Mike Farmer officiating.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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