Franklin C. Mertz, 69

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Franklin C. Mertz, 69, New Castle, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Norton Suburban Hospital. He was the son of the late Fred & Maudie (Frazier) Mertz.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Mertz, Bedford; three daughters, Tammy Downey, Carrollton, Melissa Mertz and Amanda Mertz, both of Bedford; step-daughters, Kathy Childs and Patty Moore, both of Milton; one step-son, Robert McIntyre, Sanders; a sister, Sue Rabourn, Campbellsburg; two brothers, Bill Mertz, Carrollton, Jimmy Mertz, LaGrange; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were Monday, May 7, 2012 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Rogers, pastor at Deacon of Open Door Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was in New Castle Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.