Marie Teague Cranston

Marie Teague Cranston, 87, a resident of Highlands and a former resident of Augusta, Georgia, died at Chestnut Hill on Jan. 29, 2018 after a brief illness.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers.

Mrs. Cranston is survived by her two daughters, Catherine Cranston Whitham (Wayne) of Richmond, Virginia, and Elizabeth Cranston Cleckler (Mike) of Birmingham, Alabama; four grandchildren, Ann Whitham Cundy (Steve), Craig Cranston Whitham, (Christina) Joseph Bryan Boudreaux (Kathleen), and James Scott Boudreaux Jr., and four great-grandchildren, John Harford Cundy (Ford), Eleanor Thomas Cundy, Jackson Teague Boudreaux (Jack) and Elizabeth Minann Boudreaux (Ella).

A lifelong resident of Augusta, she was predeceased by her sister Margaret Teague Eaton (Margot), and her husband of nearly 60 years John Craig Cranston, who had maintained a branch of his engineering firm now Cranston Engineering, in Cashiers for more than 25 years. She graduated from Chatham Hall and spent two years at Mary Baldwin College before returning to Augusta to work as a lab assistant at the Medical College of Georgia and to marry Craig Cranston.

While most of her married life was spent in Augusta, she and her husband maintained a second residence, Fiddlers Green in Whiteside Cove for the past 50 years.

Mrs. Cranston was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Sand Hills Garden Club of Augusta, Georgia., and was an active member of Church of the Good Shepherd. An accomplished gardener and cook, she was widely appreciated for her cheerful undertaking of many projects of varying scope and difficulty.

In addition, she was a devoted grandmother, instilling in her four grandchildren a love of the outdoors and all growing things. She cared for aging family members, countless family dogs, cemetery plots, back yard gardens, and her husband, with energy and good humor.

The family invites friends to a celebration in Hines Hall, next door to the church, following the service.


Crossroads Chronicle

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1040
94 U.S. Highway 64 West, Suite 1 (Shoppes on the Green)
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-5101
Fax: 828-743-4173