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Franklin W. Longson
AHOSKIE - Franklin William Longson, Jr., 64, of South Commerce Street, died Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at his home. Mr. Longson was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island, and was retired after 21 years of service in the United States Navy. He was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church and was an active member of the Brotherhood of Mars Hill Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Goose Creek and Raleigh Lion's Club. William was a skilled woodcrafter and took great pride in his woodcrafting and painting. Survivors include his wife, Lorna Hoggard Longson; three daughters, Lisa L. Pittman and husband, Rev. Corell Pittman of Spring Hope, NC, Lauri L. Piper and husband, Rev. Robby Piper, Lorna L. Piper and husband, Steve Piper, all of Franklinton, NC; a son Billy Longson and wife, Pam of Zebulon, NC; a sister, Bette Reid of Tiverton, RI; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 23, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Jim Cox, Rev. Corell Pittman and Rev. Robby Piper, officiating. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, and other times at the home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Raleigh Administrative Resource Center, 11 South Boylon - Suite 221, Raleigh, NC, 27603.
Obituary, News-Herald, December 22, 2005.