The wake service will be conducted from 7:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015 at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at , at Nazarene Church of God in Christ, 2086 Pineville Road, Buena Vista, Georgia, where Elder Larry Franklin, Jr. is pastor. Elder Jacob Franklin, Sr., pastor of New Life Christian Ministries, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Ebenezer Baptist Church cemetery, 1908 Dozier Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Arthtricia was born January 18, 1977 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to Louvenia Wardlaw Franklin and Arthur Franklin, Sr. She was educated in the public school system of Marion County and was a 1995 graduate of Tri-County High School of the Draneville Community. She was a 2010 graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught school at Southwest Georgia Head Start in Americus, Georgia.
Arthtricia accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and joined the band of Christian believers at Shelton Temple C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of Elder Charlie Kelley. In 2010, she joined New Life Christian Ministries where she was youth leader of the NLCM Youth Department. She was united in holy matrimony to Lamar Torell Barker on July 8, 1996. To this union, they were blessed with five children: Kaleb, Asia, Fabian, Jamauri and Gavin, all of Ellaville, Georgia. She was a member of the Georgia Teachers Association.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, children, and parents, include five siblings, Hope Sewer (Gerald), Columbus, Georgia, Don Wardlaw (Ebony), Logansville, Georgia, Arthur Franklin, Jr. (Tieca), Leesburg, Georgia, Jacob Franklin, Sr. (Demetrica), Columbus, Georgia, Gervelle Franklin, Buena Vista, Georgia; mother-in-law, Nina Smith, Ellaville, Georgia; sister-in-law, Tameka Hollis, Ellaville, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Carl Wardlaw, Jr. (Mae), Vidalia, Georgia, Mae Ella Washington, Lyons, Georgia, Judy Whitfield, Hazlehurst, Georgia, Mary Mills (Robert), Lyons, Georgia, Corine Lewis (James), Lyons, Georgia, Patricia Mobley, Hinesville, Georgia, Elizabeth Jones, Edward Greene (Mae Pearl), Ulysses Franklin, Jessie Franklin (Joyce), Essie Franklin, all of Buena Vista, Georgia, Randy Hollis (Pat), Americus, Georgia, Steve Hollis, Ellaville, Georgia, Becky DeLaney (Ben), Warner Robins, Georgia, Vanessa Hollis, Ellaville, Georgia, Ted Hollis (Sandra), Americus, Georgia, Kirk Hollis (Michelle), Albany, Georgia, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including a devoted niece, Sharnelle Sewer, Columbus, Georgia, and devoted friends, Jackie Edmonds of Buena Vista, Georgia, Joyce Carter, and Brooke Kelly, both of Americus, Georgia.