Phoebe Bateman

Phoebe Ann Bateman (Franklin)

Monday, December 6th, 1937 - Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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Phoebe Ann Bateman, 82, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Born in Jackson Co, she was the daughter of the late Thurman Franklin and Ruby Rogers Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Lee Bateman; son-in law, Mitchell Bates; brother, Boyd Franklin as well as infant twin brothers.

Phoebe worked in several local restaurants over the years and was a member of East Franklin Baptist Church.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Howard Grady Bateman; five children, Chuck Bateman (Renee) of Hayesville, Debbie Bates, Rhonda Williamson and Rita Lambert (Bob) all of Franklin and Trudi Mathis (Danny) of Sylva; siblings, Reba Beck (Sam) of Hayesville, Ray Franklin (Ola) of Robbinsville, Mark Franklin (Pat) of Hayesville and sister-in law, Judy Franklin of Petros, TN; ten grandchildren, Christina, Chris, Heather, Renee, Lee, Josh, Megan, Steven, Brandon and Seth; fourteen great grandchildren, Chase, Mason, Jace, Makayla, Khylan, Ryan, Shiah, Tiffani, Mackenzie, Tanya, Aubree, Kaylie, Jacklyn and Ivy; two great-great grandchildren, Aleena and Kolton and many nieces and nephews.

A “Going Home Party” will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, June 7th in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Jenkins, Rev. Gary McDaniels and Rev. David Lee Williams officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm, Sunday, June 7th at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Danny, Josh, Kylan, Lee, Steven, Eric and Junior

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Macon Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, 261 Iotla Street, Franklin, NC 28734

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, June 7th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Going Home Party

    Sunday, June 7th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, June 7th, 2020 3:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Sunday, June 7th, 2020 |
    Sunday, June 7th, 2020
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    1242 Old Murphy Road
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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The Finley's; Erik, Dedy, Karissa & Hayley

Posted at 03:27pm
For the Love and memories of cousins, for the blessing of knowing you were always cared about, never judged, always accepted and giving the best hugs.
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Dedy Finley

Posted at 03:17pm
Aunt Phoebe, you will be dearly missed. The voice on the other end of the phone on the birthdays of your loved ones, the commitment you had for keeping family together and always finding a reason to have a family reunion. You have been a rock in the lives of each of your nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. You carried on the "Franklin" family when your dear mother went home several years ago. You had a heart as big as all outdoors and gave to others whatever and when ever needed. You had a smile and a hug for each of us as soon as you saw a face or heard our voices. I will always remember your cooking, your sewing, and the privilege of growing up along side your children. From "cow pasture football" to sneaking off to play in the creek life with you and yours was always an adventure and you never minded when we got dirty and came home to eat. I love you, cherish you and hold your memory in my heart always.
The Finley's- Erik, Dedy, Karissa & Hayley :)

Andrea Staebell

Posted at 02:41pm
My prayers are with all of the family. I didn't know Phoebe well, but others in the family always spoke so highly of her. I know how greatly she will be missed.

Andrea Bateman Staebell

Cindy Southard

Posted at 08:38am
Phoebe was a precious woman. I loved her and admired her faith and strength. I know she is in the presence of our Lord

Phoebe Hastings

Posted at 06:39am
I am so sorry about Phoebe, I have known her my whole life and what an amazing woman she was, always on the go and looking out for others. She will be missed by all. I love you all like family. God bless each of you.

Love Phoebe Hastings

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