Linda Elaine Franklin McBride was born April 22, 1965, to Clarence and Unedia Hawkins Franklin in Temple, Texas. She was a longtime member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a Junior Usher, member of the choir, and in the Nurse’s Ministry. She graduated from Temple High School in 1984. She later graduated from Temple College with a nursing degree. She worked as Director of the Saulsberry Daycare Center for many years. She worked for the Temple Independent School District as a Special Education Nurse for five years, at the Veterans Administration Hospital for six years, and for Scott & White Memorial Hospital for ten years. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clarence Franklin, Jr., one sister, Claretta Lynn Franklin; and nephew Christopher Ferguson.
Survivors are a daughter, Claryssa Dobbins of Temple; brother, Ronnie Guyton of Temple; sister, Renae Ferguson of Temple; two grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
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