Betty Jean Franklin Smallin

BETTY JEAN FRANKLIN SMALLIN, 85, Gibsonville, N.C., formerly of Blount County, died Nov. 9, 2019. She graduated from Susan Moore High School in 1952 and worked for General Telephone in Anniston prior to being transferred to California where she met her husband. She volunteered for Ronald McDonald House and was active in the Women’s Club of the Methodist Church. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Philanthropic Sorority. She loved spending time with family and friends, playing board games, and was competitive in softball, snow skiing, tennis, and golf. Predeceasing her were parents Berta and Clifford Carl Franklin and six siblings.

Surviving are husband John; daughter Pam and husband Jay, grandson Jonathan; and several nieces and nephews.

Dr. J. Barry Lemons officiated the 1 p.m. service held Nov. 15 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel, Burlington, N.C. Entombment followed at the Alamance Memorial Mausoleum.