Elizabeth Waters

Elizabeth "Betsy" Waters

Friday, May 7th, 1937 - Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
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Elizabeth “Betsy” Cullwell Waters, 83, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Betsy was the daughter of the late Colonel Robert Franklin and Diana Marchosky Cullwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Bobby, Barry and Scott. Betsy began her career as a certified draftsman but later taught art and special education with Macon County Schools. She was a committed Christian and taught Sunday school for many years at Cowee Baptist Church. Her interests included painting, print making, cooking, and sewing. Betsy was also a collegiate softball athlete in her youth.

Betsy is survived by her three children, Michael Waters of Franklin, Melissa Barbour of Wilson, NC and Mark Alan Waters of Elizabethton, TN and seven grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery with Rev. Rusty Wolfrey and Rev. Ed Frampton officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hatcher, Aaron Waters, Michael Waters, Scott Boyd, Jared Barbour and Loren Long.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Betsy’s memory, to International Board of Jewish Missions, P.O. Box 1386, Hixson, TN 37343.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 2:30pm
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    1242 Old Murphy Road
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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