Guest Book for Marshall Maitland Abell

Provided by McCommons Funeral Home

Posted by: Herb & Jan Thurmond
Thu June 09, 2011
Jean, so sorry for the loss of Mr. Abell! What a dear man and we know you will miss him dearly. He was a huge asset for NGA and did a fabulous job for the school. Thank you for sharing him. The two of you have been devoted friends of this community since moving here and we will all miss him too. You and your family are in our prayers.

Thu June 09, 2011
He was such a good and kind man. He will be missed by many. Please know that we are praying for the family.

Posted by: Robert & Annette Dowdy
Thu June 09, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Posted by: Jean Adriance
Fri June 10, 2011
My heart goes out to you, it was a joy and pleasure to have known Mr. Abell. I always loved seeing the two of you come in to have your hair done, because you both made a person feel better, like you were special-- when it was the two of you that were so "special".

Posted by: Diane and Dave Conger
Fri June 10, 2011
What a delightful person! A few years ago I remember him helping at the thrift store. He wasn't a 100 percent healthy, but he sure did his part. What a good example to set for everyone.

Posted by: Barry & Teresa Churchwell
Fri June 10, 2011
Jean and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Marshall was always so nice and friendly. I looked forward to your and his visits to the post office. He was blessed with a wonderful wife and family that he cherished. May the warm loving memories always be with you. Love, Teresa

Posted by: Beth Pomeroy
Tue June 14, 2011
My sincerest condolences to the entire Abell family. Your father will be an icon, forever, at Country Day.

Posted by: Jack Tyrer
Tue June 14, 2011
Marshall was a good friend to this newcomer to Asheville. I regret that our routes ultimately parted and that I lost that contact. The condolences of all our family are with all of his.

Posted by: ellen keetch craig
Wed June 22, 2011
I remember Mr. Abell. My Mother taught at country day for a few years when it was on Merrimon ave. I recall they used to have the Abell special in the cafeteria. He was a nice man, and I think most students really did like him

Posted by: Bruce Franz, Jr.
Mon July 18, 2011
His dedication, loyalty, and patience helped shape our lives to become leaders and teachers. We will miss him, and we will remember him. Bruce Franz ACDS Class of 1965

Posted by: Kathryn Pancoast
Tue January 26, 2016
I had not heard from Marshall for several years, but through the miracle of SEARCH, I was able to find his obituary.  Of course, family could not/would not know to contact the MANY teachers and students touched by Marshall.  BUT I think it never too late for them to know how dear he was to me.  He believed in me thought I had never taught kindergarten and had always said I would never teach kindergarten.  He made it the most rewarding experience of my entire teaching career.  I still treasure the votive candle holder that he made for Christmas and many of his lovely cards signed with his special "a Bell" signature.  Treasure the memories that you still have as I do.  Kathryn Pancoast