Edna Scates Franklin

Jan 14, 2013

Loving Mother

WAYNESVILLE — Edna Scates Franklin, 90, passed away Jan. 11, 2013. She was born in Haywood County to the late John and Maude Singleton Scates. Edna enjoyed reading, genealogy, music, and studying the history of England. She was also known as being very artistic.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, William Roy Franklin.

Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Geraldine Underwood (Bill), and Ginger Scruggs (Stuart); two grandsons, Heath and Patrick Underwood; one granddaughter, Bonnie Underwood; and one sister, Joann Cullen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Rev. Greg Cullen officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Levi Cullen, Samuel Cullen, Patrick Underwood and Heath Underwood. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hazelwood Baptist Church General Fund,265 Hazelwood Ave., Waynesville, NC  28786.

The family wishes to offer a word of thanks to the caring staff and nurses at Autumn Care Nursing Home and Haywood Hospice.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Franklin family. Visit www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.