August 7, 2004
James Franklin Patton, a retired career Air Force officer who later worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp., died of pneumonia July 31 at a nursing home in Hendersonville, N.C. The former Annapolis resident was 82. Mr. Patton was born and raised in Asheville, N.C., where he graduated from Biltmore High School and was an Eagle Scout. In 1941, he enlisted in the Army Air Service where he was assigned as a flight engineer to the ferry command that delivered new planes to bases in North Africa, Europe and China.
March 2, 2007
James Franklin Moss, a retired Eastern Shore construction worker, died of cancer Feb. 22 at Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Del. The longtime Chestertown resident was 72. Mr. Moss was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, and raised in Valley Stream, N.Y., and Newport, Del. After graduating from high school, he was an agricultural and construction worker. In 1953, he married Elease Cotton, and during the 1960s the couple worked as housekeeper and chauffeur for members of the du Pont family in Greenville, Del. Mr. Moss took a job in the early 1970s with Ernest DiSabatino & Sons Co., an Eastern Shore construction company.
February 3, 2005
James Franklin is in his second season as recruiting coordinator at Maryland. Franklin joined Coach Ralph Friedgen's staff in April 2000 as a wide receivers coach, a responsibility he still holds in the Terps' program. Franklin is responsible for recruiting Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Dan, Cibolo, Texas: What were the Terps' biggest needs this recruiting season? How did we do in filling them? James Franklin: Probably the major priorities were to increase team speed and get more players at the wide receiver postition.
September 14, 2007
On September 12, 2007, DR. JAMES FRANKLIN, JR., of Jarrettsville, MD, husband of Mary Blackhall White; father of Jean Anne Lawes and husband Gregory, James Franklin White, III and Dr. William Alexander Blackhall White and brother of Dr. Robert R. White and Richard L. White. Also survived by three grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday September 15 at 11 A.M. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Madonna, MD. Interment in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church Friday from 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel Church Memorial Fund, 4135 Norrisville Road, White Hall, MD 21161 or Upper Chesapeake/St.
February 8, 2009
It sure seems James Franklin will be Maryland's football coach by 2012. Ralph Friedgen's contract is up in January 2012. If you're Maryland, would you really consider extending the incumbent coach's contract while you've got a hot young prospect waiting in the wings? ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/terpsblog)
May 30, 2005
On May 26, 2005, JAMES FRANKLIN; dear father of Linda Smith; also survived by a granddaughter, Andrea Smith, one great-granddaughter and other caring relatives and friends. Mr. Franklin will rest at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, 2222-26 W. North Avenue on Tuesday, from 3 to 8 P.M., with the family greeting friends from 3 to 6. Wake on Wednesday, at Metropolitan U.M.C., Lanvale Street and Carrollton Ave., from 10:30 to 11 A.M., when funeral service will begin. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.