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Obituary for Mary Gladys Taylor (Penland)

Mary Gladys Taylor, 78, of Franklin, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. She was born on August 1, 1944, to the late Wayne and Gladys Penland. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Mary Gladys was a homemaker as well as a caregiver to many throughout her life. She loved watching wildlife in the mountains surrounding her home. She also loved to “junk shop” and collect various items. Reading and word searches were activities that she also liked to pass the time with. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dewey Taylor; son, David Taylor; two sisters, Mary Ann Sorrells, and Jean Phillips. She is survived by her son, Randy Taylor; two daughters, Regina Creech, Freda Brooks; six grandchildren, Dallas, Amanda, Olivia, Rynn, Danielle, Kelsi; five great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Audrey, Aiden, Amaiyah, Ashton; and sister, Janice Henson. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 2 pm, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm, one hour prior to the service. Rev. Steve Reeves will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Craig Sorka, Sean Sullivan, Rynn Taylor, Dallas Dishman, Junior Sorrells, Mike Pfalz, and Chuck Brooks.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.