On December 18, 2008, FRANKLIN D. METTS; devoted father of Karen J. Mills and her husband Michael, Franklin G. Metts, Sr., and his wife Carol and the late Kathy J. Metts; dear brother of Peter Metts, Jr., Verdie Hardy, Kenneth Metts and Jean Tichner; also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandson. A funeral service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave. on Saturday at 8 P.M. Interment private. Friends may call on Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Maryland, 9940 Franklin Square Drive, Suite K, Baltimore, MD, 21236.