SAMUEL E. FRANKLIN, 58, of New Haven, Ind., passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, at his home. Sam worked as a welder for many years, most recently at Allied Fabricators, Inc. He is survived by two uncles, Robert (Helen) Franklin of Payne, Ohio and John Market of Sidney, Ohio; several cousins; and close friend, Gregg Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Earl and Helen Franklin of Paulding, Ohio. Private services will be held with burial at Blue Creek Cemetery Haviland, Ohio. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. To view the online obituary, please visit

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