Gladston Terrell Franklin, Jr.

Gladston Terrell Franklin, Jr., age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, following complications from a stroke.

Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on January 10, 1945, Mr. Franklin was the son of the late Gladston Terrell Franklin, Sr. and the late Gussie Mae Alexander Franklin. Mr. Franklin graduated from North Habersham High School in 1963 and was employed with Ralston – Purina, later Fieldale Farms, Inc. for over 33 years and retired as a traffic manager. He was owner and operator of F-3 Farms, a beef cattle and hay operation that he worked with his son and grandson. Mr. Franklin was an avid outdoorsman that had hunted and fished all over the world. Mr. Franklin was also involved in the Habersham Cardiac Rehabilitation program where he enjoyed playing volleyball with many of his buddies. Mr. Franklin was on the Habersham County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for over 20 years.

Survivors include daughter and son in law Sherri Lynn Kellogg and Mike Smith of Port St. Joe Beach, Florida; daughter and son in law Michele Franklin Smith and Brian Smith of Moore, South Carolina, son and daughter in law Jeffrey Terrell Franklin and Valerie Franklin of Mt. Airy, sister Eleanor Franklin Owens and husband Wally Owens of Mt. Airy, grandchildren Casey Lawson (Melanie), Carrie Phillips (Andrew), Sheldon Smith (Angelica), Brianna Moseley (Doug), Dylan Franklin and Logan Franklin, great-grandson James Moseley, and way, way too many friends to count.

The family will receive friends at Hillside Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. In consideration of public health and safety, those in attendance will need to comply with the Centers for Disease Control recommendation for social distancing.

In memory of Gladston Terrell Franklin, flowers will be accepted. Support your local farmer and “Eat More Beef!”

An online guest book is available for the Franklin family at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256

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