FRANKLINTON - Mary Helen “Bunch” Perkins, 73, died Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Temple University Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 14, at Kinches Chapel Christian Church, Franklinton, with the Rev. Willie R. Nixon III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was born in Franklin County to the late Nettie Lee Pettiford and General Hicks. In 1959, she moved to Baltimore, Md., where she met her husband of 44 years, Howard C. Perkins. They later relocated to Philadelphia, Pa., where they made their home and raised their family.

Surviving: three daughters; five sons; two adopted sons; 30 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.