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Obituary: Wilburn ‘Dee’ Atwood, Franklin

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Wilburn “Dee” Atwood, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin.

Survivors include his wife, Violet (White) Atwood of Franklin; eight children, Butch (Sandy) Asher, Dana Smith, David (Judy) Asher, Richard (Dirinda) Asher, Kerry (Sara) Atwood and Angela (Jeff) Atwood, all of Franklin, Rebecca Whittenburg of Tennessee and Scott (Gina) Atwood of Avon; a brother, Harold L. Atwood of Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William M. and Ethel M. (Coffman) Atwood; a son, Steven Lee Atwood; four brothers, Elmer L., William M. Jr., Herschel O. and Merrill F. Atwood; and two sisters, Thelma B. Atwood and Ina M. Braden.

A funeral service will be conducted at noon Monday at Franklin Memorial Christian Church, 1720 Graham Road. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel.

Information: 346-6155, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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