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Mrs. Mary Gardner transitioned from this life February 21, 2020 while in the care of hospice of Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gardner; parents, Otis and Julia Cothran; brothers Y.C., Frank, Henry Lee, James, Hebert and Otis, Jr.; sisters, Mable Orr, Gussie Robinson and Audrey Watson. She is survived by her daughter, Pamelia Gardner; son Karl (Luz) Gardner; grandsons, Myles, Christian and Caleb Gardner; a host of nephews, nieces, friends and the church family at Miracle Baptist Church.    Public viewing will begin after 12 noon Friday, February 28, 2020 at the funeral home.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 29 in the chapel. Interment: Lakewood East. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave, 423 622-9995.

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  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    My condolences to the family. Fred and Annette Jinks
    ~ Annette Jinks
  • Friday, February 28, 2020
    I sure loved Mary Frances. I will miss talking to her. We stayed in contact after we left Rosewood. I worked in the office with her there . Prayers for you all.
    ~ Paulette Crowe   Lafayette, GA