Mr. Earl Murphy Mallet, 68, a resident and native of Franklin, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 11:16 p.m., at his residence following a short illness.
He is survived by a devoted friend, Carolyn Small of Franklin; five sons, Shawn Mallet, Kendell Williams and Brian Williams of Franklin, Karl Mallet of Baldwin and Eric P. Mallet of New Orleans; one daughter, Lisa Mallet of Franklin; two sisters, Doretha Sparrow of Beaumont, Texas and Dianne Nichols of New Orleans; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Mr. Mallet was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Visitations will be observed Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the New Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in the Oaklawn community.
Burial rites will be read Saturday, at 11 a.m., at that church, with the Rev. James F. Otis officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery.
The Otis Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of preparations.