September 28, 1929 - December 1, 2021
LIMESTONE, TENNESSEE – Audreth Maureen “Marie” Franklin, 92, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at her home in Limestone, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-three years, Lewis A Franklin; mother, Malvia Alice Blair Fleming; brother, Swanson Jerome “Jack” Fleming; and granddaughter, Leia Kathryn Hamilton. She is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Hamilton and Kathryn Gillenwater; a special son-in-law, Frank Gillenwater; three grandchildren, Allison Austin and husband, Tony, Chad Gillenwater, and Niki Hamilton; five great-grandchildren, Grayson Hamilton, Emily Austin, Nathan Austin, Madison Gillenwater, and Katie Gillenwater. Marie spent her early years in the Fremont and McClure Communities of Dickenson County, Virginia. She took great pleasure in frequently revisiting the ancestral home place on Blair Ridge. She graduated from Ervinton High School, excelling in girls basketball and academics. One of her first jobs was a teaching position at a one-room school in Wakenva, Virginia. She and Lewis relocated to Russell County, residing in the Sun and Castlewood Communities for many years. Marie was an avid reader and amassed a sizable number of books to add to her library. Interests include genealogy and the history of Appalachia. Watching classic movies, listening to music, and playing cards and board games were favorite past times. The challenge of completing a difficult crossword puzzle gave her extra delight. She was a huge fan of spectator sports, particularly Sandy Koufax and the L.A. Dodgers. She often frequented the children’s games, horse shows, and other activities. Marie had a life-long love of cats and dogs, doting extravagantly on her pets. She will be remembered as a nature lover, enjoying long walks, tending to her flowers and trees, and observing wildlife. Nature gave her solace. A Private Family Funeral Service for Marie Franklin will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation to the Roger E. Jessee Food Bank, P. O. Box 988, Castlewood, Virginia 24224. Online condolences may be sent to the Franklin family through our website and a video tribute may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LIMESTONE, TENNESSEE – Audreth Maureen “Marie” Franklin, 92, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at her home in Limestone, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-three years, Lewis A Franklin;... View Obituary & Service Information
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