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Obituaries » Franklin D. Olinger

Franklin Delano Olinger, 85, of Marshall, passed away on May 20, 2018, at Hidden Springs Senior Living in Bentonville.

He was born on November 13, 1932, at Dudie, Virginia, to the late Luther Hamilton Olinger and Katherine Wilson Olinger. He was the last of their nine children, including Hamilton, Louise, Catherine, Juanita, Evan, Nimrod, Mabel and Becky.

Mr. Olinger served in the U.S. Marine Corps from February 1952 until his honorable discharge in February 1955.

He worked as a carpenter and provided many services to his community, including Bushhogging, sharpening and water-witching and enjoyed making peach seed necklaces for his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dale Olinger; his daughters, Robin Brown and husband Jay and Carrell Olinger, all of Marshall; two grandchildren, Tiffany Duffy and husband John and Josie Brown, and two great grandchildren, Leo Duffy and Hugh Duffy.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday May 23, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Orlean Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

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