Mr. Franklin E. Welch, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on January 14, 2006. Surviving are: Wife of 58 Years: Mrs. Virginia Wall Welch, Buford, GA; Daughter and Son-in-Law: Susan and Terrence Skelly, Lawrenceville, GA; Son and Daughter-in-Law: Franklin Eugene Welch II and wife, Peggy, Rockport, NY; Grandchildren: Shawn Skelly; Carrie Card and Husband, Vincent; Christine Welch; Two Great Grandchildren: Zachary Card; Cameron Card; Brother: George Welch, Mobile, AL; Several Nieces and Nephews. Mr. Welch was born on June 27, 1919 in Clearfield, PA. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Artillery during D Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Mason and member of Clearfield Masonic Lodge No. 314. He received his 50-Year pin at the Buford Masonic Lodge. He was retired from E. I. Du Pont Company, Rochester, NY. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Clearfield, PA. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Gerry Davis officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Highway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097 or to the Children's Masonic Home in Macon, GA. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory Buford, GA 770-932-1133