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Mrs. Georgia Rose Franke, age 97, of Brandenburg passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29 at All About Home in Brandenburg. Mrs. Franke was a member of the Brandenburg United Methodist Church; Vine Grove Chapter 122, Order of the Eastern Star (Formerly J.R. Dink Chapter); was the Meade County Representative for the American Heart Association; and wrote the column “Georgia’s Ginger Jar” for the Meade County Messenger for many years.

Mrs. Franke was preceded in death by her parents, Oren and Eva Haynes; her husband; Charles B. Franke; and a brother, Joseph Haynes. She is survived by two sons, Barry (Lisa) Franke, Ekron and Eddie (Loretta)Franke, Elizabethtown; four grandsons, Brice (Alex)Franke, Ekron, Quintin (Hayley) Franke, Guston, Joe Franke, Custer and Jake Franke, Guston; and six great grandchildren, Carson, Ashlyn, Axton, Peyton, Hunter and Millie.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Brandenburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Haynes Cemetery, Battletown. Visitation will be at Hager Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday. Eastern Star services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Brandenburg United Methodist Church or Ekron Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at

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