Edith Franklin Williams, 95, of Fairview, passed away at Universal Health Care, Fletcher, NC on Friday, October 12, 2018.
A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Troy and Peggy Pinkerton Franklin. She worked for C.P. Clare in Fairview, NC for 35 years and retired in 1988. She is preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Harris, Mary Kuykendall, Maude Hill; two brothers, Howard Franklin and Troy (Bud) Franklin, Jr., and son-in-law, Ernest P. Owenby.
Edith is survived by two daughters, Joyce W. Owenby, Summerville, SC, and Juanita W. Boyd (Lyle), Fairview. She enjoyed her five grandchildren: Pam Owenby Nunez, Terry Owenby Abernethy (Alan), Tracy Owenby Briggs, Angie Boyd Buchanan (Brian) and David Boyd (Allison). She also had nine great-grandchildren: Taylor, Darby, Mackenzie, and Riley Abernethy; Savannah and Evan Briggs; Parker and Peyton Buchanan; and Elliott Boyd.
Edith enjoyed working in the garden, taking care of her flowers, solving crossword puzzles and most of all, making her famous pies loved by her family and friends. Since retiring, her passion has been making beautiful quilts.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21, at Emma’s Grove Baptist Church, Fairview, where she was a member. A graveside service will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church cemetery.
We would like to thank all the nurses, CNA’s and other staff that took good care of Mom/Nanny while she was at Universal Health Care. She always had a witty comment and kept the staff and residents entertained.
Any memorial gifts in honor of Edith are requested to be sent to Emma’s Grove Baptist Cemetery Fund which can be mailed to: 417 Emma’s Grove Road, Fletcher, NC, 28732 or to the charity of your choice.