First Posted: 6/12/2009
SHOALS Etta May Bill Marion, 93, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009, after a short illness. She was born on May 25, 1916, to Sam Scott Sr. and Jetti of Shoals. She was a devoted wife for 73 years to Ralph S. Marion and a loving mother to her five children. Bill was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and working outside. She enjoyed caring for people and her infamous cure for any sickness was strawberry pudding. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Marion; two sons, Donald and Frances Marion and Tony and Sue Marion; one daughter, Joan and Andy Hauser; two daughters-in-law, Grace and Faye Marion; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Sam Scott Jr.; and one sister, Lib Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Elbert Scott; two sisters, Eva Pettit and Jo Caudle; two sons, Frank and Danny Marion; and one grandchild, Kacie Noel Marion. Funeral services will be held at Fairview United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 13, 2009, where she was a member. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. with the funeral beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Amy Coles officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 3692 Quaker Church Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043. Cox-Needham Funeral Home is assisting the Marion family.