November 25, 2020

Elderly Franklin Couple Killed in Crash

(Franklin, GA) — A local elderly couple died in a fatal traffic accident Friday afternoon just north of the Franklin city limits.

Crash 66According to a report by Trooper Kevin Leslie of the Georgia State Patrol, initial indication is that a Mercury Grand Marquis driven by the husband failed to yield the right of way while crossing U.S. Hwy 27 from Five Notch Road.

They were struck on the right side by a northbound log truck driven by Kevin Simpson of Alabama.

79-year-old Mary Waunell Harris and her husband, 81-year-old Bobby Gerald Harris, both of Franklin, did not survive the crash.

No charges are being filed in the collision which happened around 3:30 p.m.

Stay tuned to for further updates and funeral arrangements as they become available.




  1. What a tragic accident. Prayers for the family and community.

  2. Sorry to here such a tragic story my thoughts and prayers are with the family

  3. Tami Steele says

    I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers for their family.

  4. amanda chandler says

    So tragic… Prayers for their family…

  5. Prayers for all involved. May God bless you with peace and comfort during this time.

  6. Prayers for the Family, God Bless This Couple, and their families and the one driving the truck…Rest in Peace Mr. and Mrs. Harris so sad..

  7. Elizabeth East says

    Passed by the accident site yesterday and knew it was bad. So very sorry to hear of this tragedy and the tremendous loss for this family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Uncle Bobby and Aunt Nell my heart is breaking but I know u both are having a great reunion in Heaven ,love to Mike and Charlene and all the Grandkids.

  9. Kim (Wagner) Beck says

    My prayers are with you Charlene and Mike and all your families. Such a tragic loss and my heart aches for yall. Just know I’m sending prayers and my thoughts are with you today. Wish I could be there to support yall.

  10. Betty Wagner says

    To my only remaining brother and sweet sister in law, no one can replace you and I will miss you terribly. I wish I had been in better health to have seen you more and just know that I loved you both dearly. You both are in a better place and will no longer hurt or be sick! Love, Betty Sue.

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