Franklin Healan

Franklin Healan, 94, widower of Dessie “Pat” Healan, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Prince George Nursing Facility.

A funeral service, officiated by Dr. Ted Sherrill, will be held at 2 PM, Friday, June 2, 2017 in First Baptist Church of Georgetown.  The family will receive friends inside the church from 1-2 PM, prior to the service on Friday. Interment in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.

Born August 23, 1922 in Wayne County Georgia, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. Healan and Minnie Lee Hightower Healan.

Mr. Healan was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.   He retired as a maintenance supervisor in 1984 from International Paper after 37 ½ years of service. Mr. Healan was a member of First Baptist of Georgetown and the Spirit of Liberty Sunday School Class.  He was a Master Mason and the former Worshipful Master of Winyah Lodge #40, Past Patron of OES Winyah #148, member of the Shriners and York Rite.

Surviving are three stepdaughters, Blinda and LB Hutchinson of Georgetown, Lisa and Brian Warren of Myrtle Beach, and Betty Wilson of Andrews; a sister, Edna Healan of Columbus, GA; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Wanda Britt; a son, Larry Healan; a brother, Robert Healan; a sister, Thelma Healan; a stepson, William “Bill” Butler; and a stepdaughter, Bobbie Harrelson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Georgetown at 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.org.  Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home (843) 527-4419.