Hershel Travis Browning

Hershel Travis Browning

FRANKLIN - Hershel Travis Browning, 94, of Franklin, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Born in Lumber City, Georgia, he was the son of the late Hershel Jackson Browning and Addie Cox Browning. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oris Browning. 

Hershel was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and served during WWII in the Philippines. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Orie J. Browning; two daughters, Dianne Allen of Franklin and Peggy Exum of Houston; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one nephew.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 31 in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The Revs. Greg Rogers and Michael Chastain will officiate with military honors conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108. The family will have a reception and receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice, Four Seasons Development Office, 571 South Allen Road Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to Pine Grove Baptist Church, 7454 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

The Franklin Press

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