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This 'Shepherd' of East Austin Funerals Treats Every Client Like They're a Millionaire

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Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
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Barry J.W. Franklin of King Tears Mortuary has been in the funeral business since he was in high school.
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King Tears Mortuary, located at 12th and San Bernard streets in East Austin.

For the past few months, we’ve been spending time in the area around 12th and Chicon streets in East Austin, reporting on the changes in this part of the city for our On My Block project.

We’ve met a lot of people in the time we’ve been there so far. Today, we head to a funeral home on 12th Street to meet Barry Franklin of King Tears Mortuary. 

You can check out more stories in this project at our On My Block Tumblr.

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