Louis August Franklin, 62, owner of contracting firm

April 23, 2002

Louis August Franklin, who owned a contracting company, died Friday of a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 62.

Mr. Franklin, a Severn native, graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1957.

He was a lineman with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 15 years. He then worked for Tate Access Floors for 15 years before forming his company, Interstate Floor Specialists in Stevensville, in 1993. He retired in 1997.

In his spare time, Mr. Franklin enjoyed country and gospel music, gardening, watching college basketball and playing pinochle, relatives said.

Mr. Franklin married Mary A. Davis in 1962. They lived in Glen Burnie for many years before moving to Stevensville in 1986.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Temple Baptist Church, 15 Old Stage Road, Glen Burnie.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Louis D. Franklin of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Mary Sue Franklin of Abingdon and Sandra M. Franklin of Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren.

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