Maybelle 'Tobi' Teeple

Dec 04, 2012

Her Life was Her Family, Friends

MAGGIE VALLEY —  Maybelle (Tobi) Hulin Lane Teeple, 85, passed away Nov. 30, 2012.  She was born in Daytona Beach and grew up in Jacksonville.  She was wife to Albert (Rocky) Lane and to Robert Teeple (both deceased), and the mother of Michael Lane (deceased) and Buddy Bageant.

She leaves behind grandson, Donny Bageant, and six children, seven grand-children, and three great-grand-children, by marriage.

In her final days, the spirits of “Grams” Tobi were boosted greatly by visits with family members Keith Lane, Shannon Martin, as well as her daughters, Madison and Jesse. She had a special bond with her longtime caregivers, Janet Laurain, Christine Ryan and Judy Mills, as with family members, Tina Bageant and Patsy Luense.  Tobi herself had been a principal caregiver to her husbands, to her mother and father, and to her Grandfather Ring.

In Jacksonville, she graduated from Landon High and worked with family members at Hulin Bookkeeping & Income Tax. She was a member of Swaim Memorial Methodist Church, and later the Assumption Catholic Church.  In 1984 Tobi moved to Maggie Valley, where she was an active member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, and attended the Maggie Valley Baptist Church. Tobi was a member of the Maggie Valley Woman’s Club. She participated in The Shepherds Table at Maggie Valley Methodist Church, and she hosted Tuesday morning Bible study. She dearly loved her many friends and family members, as they did love and will truly miss her.  She was fond of lighthouses and gardening, and she loved her mountain creek.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Mason and Father Richard Benonis officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service.

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