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Franklin E. Towns

May 9, 1938 November 19, 2018
Franklin E. Towns
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Franklin E. Towns, 80, of Elyria passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side following a 2 month battle with cancer. He was born May 9, 1938 in Fairmont, WV. and was a graduate of East Fairmont High School. Franklin worked at Elyria Fisher Guide and Parma as a supervisor with General Motors. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, deer hunting, and line dancing. Franklin was a member of the Polish Club of Elyria, Elyria Amvets, Elyria Moose, Elyria VFW post # 1079 and Wellington Eagles. Survivors include his wife Freda (nee Cantrell); daughters Terry (Brian) King of Fairmont, WV., Yvonne (Patrick) Frawley of Trenton, NJ., Frankie Warren of Tyler, TX.; son Bryan (Lisa) of Fairmont, WV.; step-daughter Lisa (Edward) Ault of Grafton, OH.; step-sons David Cantrell of Parma, Todd Cantrell of Elyria; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister Marlene Knox of Fairmont, WV; brothers James of Elyria, Gerald of Morgantown, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Amy Towns (nee Swisher); grandson Cooper Towns; sister Janice Stottlemire; brother Leroy. There will be no Visitation or Services. Burial Private. In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society 10501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH. 44106. Arrangements were entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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