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Obituary for Barbara Louise Cabe (Michaels)

Barbara Louise Michaels Cabe, 91, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Henry Arthur and Edith Maurer Michaels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands, Louis Licea, Robert McCullum, and David Cabe; and two siblings.

Mrs. Cabe was a member of Union United Methodist Church. She was the first woman school bus driver for the Catholic school in Miami; and retired driver’s license examiner for the state of Florida. She enjoyed square dancing, sewing, stained glass art, and she loved all animals. Mrs. Cabe will be remembered for always loving and caring for others.

She is survived by her three children, Bill Licea of Miami, FL, Michael Licea (Tabitha) of Miami, FL, and Luann Blynn of Brattleboro, VT; two siblings, Josephine Keller, and Arthur Keller, both of FL; five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

No local services are planned. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date in Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Appalachian Animal Rescue, PO Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.