Edith Julia McCracken Bedingfield Franklin, age 89, passed away on June 7, 2019 at her home. She was born the daughter of the late Robert Clifton and Lola Shirley McCracken.
Edith was a member of Joy Baptist Church. She was affectionately known as “Sis” or “Mamaw” to many. She was full of life, adventurous, and the definition of strong. She loved her animals, reading, taking the grandchildren swimming and camping in her younger years, and most of all, she loved her family and spending time at “The Creek.”
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rosch C. “June Bug” Bedingfield, Jr. ; brothers, Andy McCracken, Bob McCracken and Jim McCracken; sisters, Peggy McCrackin and Janie Mosley; one son, John C. Bedingfield; two daughters, Beth Bedingfield and Jeanne Henslee; granddaughter, Leslie Hurst.
She is survived by brothers, Will McCracken and Sam (Connie) McCracken, of Lakemont; sister, Betty Thomas of Lakemont; sons, Tommy Bedingfield, Robert Bedingfield, Paris Franklin, of Lakemont and Marty (Karen) Franklin, of Clayton; daughters, Susan Mason, of Mountain City and Jan B. Webb, of Lakemont; grandchildren, Robert Mason, Larissa (Eric) Brock, Chad (Heather) Bedingfield, Lisa (Greg) Welborn, Jennifer (Kent) Ramey, John (Jamee) Bedingfield, Levi (Luis) Jimenez, Shoshanna Henslee, Lacey Henslee, Juliana (Sam) Thompson, Beth (Craig) Echols, Rosch (Maggie) Bedingfield, Austin (Brandy) Franklin, Jamie (Jake) Guffie and Katie Beth (John Michael) Watts. Great-grandchildren, Tyler, Walker and Jack Hurst, Lilly and Finn Brock, Landan, Nora Kate and Tagg Bedingfield, Jager, Tallulah and Shiloh Welborn, Tate Ramey, Zane and Chaz Bedingfield, Erica and Mason Rojas, Hayley Braylin and Carter Henslee, Carly, Nathan and Natalie Darnell, Brock and Macy Thompson, Tessa, Liam and Avery Echols, Julie and Lynzie Bedingfield, Bentley and Bayler Franklin, Jackson and Jarrett Guffie.
Visitation will be held at Beck Funeral Home on Sunday June 9, 2019 from 6-8pm. Funeral service will be held at Beck Funeral Home Chapel on Monday June 10, 2019 at 11am with Rev. Jewell Gaines officiating. Burial will follow in the Joy Baptist Church Cemetery.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
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