STEPHEN DOYLE FRANKLIN, 55, Blountsville, died Feb. 8, 2015, in Gulf Shores. Mr. Franklin was born in Blount County to Howard and Ruby Lee Landers Franklin and was a carpenter by trade. He attended J.B. Pennington High School and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are son Stephen Doyle Franklin Jr., Gulf Shores; brother Tommy (Linda) Franklin, Arab; sisters Tracie (Howard) McBrayer, Lacey’s Spring, Donna (Scott) Washburn, Blountsville; nieces and nephews.

Robert Cruz officiated the 11 a.m. graveside service held Feb. 13 at Blountsville Cemetery. Al Phillips will officiate a celebration of life memorial service Feb. 21 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lacey’s Spring,