Franklin Carmines

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Daily Press
May 30, 2002


Franklin Taylor Carmines, 74, of the 1200 block of Cofield Point Road, and the son of the late Preston Ruxxberry and Gertrude Curtis Taylor Carmines, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in his home.

Mr. Carmines was a graduate of Randolph Macon College with a degree in history and began his career as a teacher. He then moved into banking and did postgraduate work at the College of William and Mary. He retired as an executive from Wachovia Bank in Poquoson, Va.

Mr. Carmines served on the York County School Board, was a Scoutmaster of Troop 28 in Poquoson, and moved from Tabernacle Methodist Church in Poquoson to help found St. Luke’s Methodist Church in York County. He then moved to Edenton United Methodist Church when he and his wife retired to North Carolina. A Sunday school teacher and lay speaker, he gladly used his talents in the service of the church. He also used those talents as a member of the Peninsula and Virginia Archaeological Societies, the Ruritans, and the Poquoson Historical Society, where he authored two books to raise funds for that organization. A veteran, he served with the 28th Infantry Division in Germany during the Korean War. He was a serious gardener who invested his spirit in creating fruitful and beautiful surroundings for his home. His talent, aesthetic sense, and hard work created landscapes that brought great pleasure to friends and family.

Franklin Carmines is survived by his wife of 52 years, Hope Marshall Carmines; two children, Thomas Carmines of St. Albans, Maine, and Amee Carmines of Tabb, Va.; a grandchild, Laura Hope Carmines; and a brother, James Woodward Carmines, also of Tabb. Franklin Taylor Carmines lives on in the hearts of his family and friends as a man of unquestioned integrity and quiet wisdom.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Taylor Family Cemetery in Tabb and will be conducted by Pastor Margo Buker Carmines, wife of Thomas Carmines. Miller Funeral Home of Edenton is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to Body Recall, Inc., Box 412, Berea, KY 40403.

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