Perlie Edwin Cabe

July 30, 1943 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 78)


Perlie Edwin Cabe, 78 of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday November 7, 2021. He was born in Lawton Co. Oklahoma July 30, 1943, to the late Ardell Edwin Cabe and Opal Lucille Medlin Cabe. Edwin worked for the NC DOT for 33 years and retired in 1996; he was a Charter member of the Clarks Chapel Fire Department, loved to garden and work, and loved his family. Edwin was a member of the Clarks Chapel Community Development Club, assisted in roadside clean up on Medlin Road, looked after the Clarks Chapel UMC Parsonage and in 2019 received the Laity Service Award at Clarks Chapel UMC.

Edwin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan Cabe; a son, Jonathan Cabe (Christy) of Franklin; a daughter, Laura Call (Mark) of Franklin; one sister, Carolyn Southard of Blairsville, Ga; five grandchildren, Sydney Balmer, Hunter Jamison, Lucinda Call, Zachary Call, and Aaron Call; one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Balmer; a very special friend who is considered family, David Watson. In addition to his parents, Edwin is preceded in death by his brother David Cabe.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janet Greene officiating. Burial will follow at the Clarks Chapel UMC cemetery. Family will greet friends after the service.

 Memorials can be made to Clarks Chapel Cemetery Fund, 1999 Clarks Chapel Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

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Memorial Service
November 11, 2021

2:00 PM
Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church
1999 Clarks Chapel Road
Franklin, NC 28734

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