Mary Elizabeth Franklin, of Maryville, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Saturday, July 27, 2019. She was born in Dandridge in 1924, to the late Avery and Thelma Jones. Her family includes her husband, the late Raymond J. Franklin; children, Jim and Anna Raye Mitchell, of St. Louis, Missouri, Sunny and Florence Hurst, of Maryville, David and Pat Franklin, of Charleston, South Carolina, Peter and Evelyn Kissinger, of St. Joseph, Michigan, and Ken and the late Shirley Williams, of Atlanta, Georgia; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is a member of Green Meadow United Methodist Church and was active in United Methodist Women for 75 years. Elizabeth loves to sew, quilt and do crafts. Her birthday celebration will be on Saturday, July 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Asbury Place.

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