Freida Trull Babb

Tuesday, April 26, 1949 - Sunday, April 4, 2021

A Kind Friend to Everyone

Photo of Freida Trull Babb  - 1949-2021

Canton – Freida Gail Trull Babb, age 71, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, Freida was the youngest of eight children of the late Clarence M. Trull and the late Thelma Greene Trull. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Dailey, and Muriel Carver; and two brothers, Clarence Trull, Jr., and Charles Trull.

Freida attended Pisgah High School for much of her high school years and graduated from Bethel High School. She was employed in the land records department of the Haywood County Courthouse for many dedicated years, and her exceptional kindness was appreciated by those whom she assisted. Mrs. Babb was a very generous person and was well-loved by all who knew her. Freida’s outgoing personality attracted friendships which she cherished dearly, and she made sure to never let anyone she had just met leave as a stranger. She enjoyed playing cards with her close friends, and loved the camping trips she took with her husband at Mountain Shadows Campground every summer. Mrs. Babb was a member of Crestview Baptist Church and her faith remained an important part of her life every day.

Surviving are her faithful and loving husband of 45 years, James. M. Babb; sisters, Nancy Cagle (Gudger) of Hidden Valley, and Marianne Smith of Greenville, NC; brother, Benjamin Trull of Burnette Cove; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Woody Sanford, Doris McCall, Barbara Smathers, Lib Bryson, and the ladies at Crestview Baptist Church.

A funeral service to honor and remember the life of Freida will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pastor Ned Webb, Pastor Jeff Holder, and Mr. Dwight Dailey will be officiating.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Babb’s memory to the West Canton Baptist Church Building Fund at 75 Lowe Street, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Babb family.


The live stream of Freida's service is available by clicking here




Condolences from family and friends

Jim- so sorry to hear about Freida's passing A sweet and caring and fun loving friend. Prayers and Blessings
Charlene Carswell
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. Doug and Regina
Doug and Regina Warren
Jim, I'm so sorry about this happening to Freida. We talked a lot that you probably didn't know about. She will always be in my heart and mind. Brothers and sisters sometimes say things to each other that they don't mean and we were no different. But, I will always love her and I always told her that when we talked. I wish we had been akllowed to work things out but there was too much interference to do that. I know she knew my voice the last time I got to see her because she held my hand up a little when I last told her I loved her. We talked for hours a lot of nights after you were in bed. I know you will miss her a lot as I will miss her also a lot. She was my baby sister, three years difference until October 3rd. Then I was three years older than her. If you want to talk I will listen. You have been a member of our family a long time and even if you don't want to talk or see me thats fine also. Love, Nancy and Gudger.
Nancy Trull Cagle {Gudger Cagle}
Sorry to see where Freda has passed. My Love and Prayers to each of you...
Ruby Crumpler--(Shipman)
Jim ....we are so sorry to hear of Frieda's passing!!! We loved her dearly....such a sweet soul!!!! Prayers of comfort and strength during this difficult time!
Dewayne and Karen Shook
My heart is sad because of a special lady and friend of many years gone to be with Jesus even though I know her family have welcomed her. Frieda grew up with me at Center Pigeon and I have always loved her family. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Anne Bramlett Mathews
Our hearts are saddened at hearing of Fedia passing. Such a precious loving caring person. May God give you comfort as you face days ahead. Terry and Juanita Trull
Terry & Juanita Trull
Luv and prayers for the family she was a dear friend from childhood and thru school at dear old BHS
Frances Burnett Lear
Prayers for the family and I'm thankful Freida is no longer suffering. She will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Michele Henson
Olivia, I am so sorry for your loss. Frieda was like a mom to you and I know how much you loved her. I am sad I never got to meet her, but I can tell she was a beautiful soul. I am sending prayers for you and your family.
Stephanie G.
Jim our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. May God's comfort and love be with you. In Christ's Love, Bill & Margaret
Bill & Margaret Terrell
Uncle Jim- I was absolutely heart broken when I found out about Aunt Beebop's passing. My entire life she always called me Heather, Hope or Heath but I know she knew exactly who I was cause that was just a little game she always played with us as long as I can remember. The last time I got to see her was when she come to the hospital for Dad's open heart surgery. I'll never forget that day cause she actually called me by MY name. She was such a special woman to so many and she touched the lives of everybody she come in contact with, she will be missed dearly. Just remember this isn't goodbye, it's more like I'll see you later.
Haley Harris
The family of the late Freeman and Betty Trull send our deepest sympathy to the family. We know the pain . Our family in heaven will welcome her with open arms and one day we will all be reunited.God will comfort us til then!
Betty jo ruff
The family of the late Freeman and Betty Trull send our deepest sympathy to the family.we know your pain.our family in heaven will welcome her with open arms.God will comfort us til we reunite.
Betty jo ruff
Jim, praying for our Wonderful Lord's grace, peace and comfort to manifest itself in your heart and life. Freda was always so kind and cheerful who could light up a room. I will always cherish the many good and fond memories of this dear lady.
David And Glenna Trull
So sorry for your loss we all miss her so much and will continue to miss her everyday. Love you Jim. RIP Bebop
Abigail stokely
We are so sorry for your loss, we have many memories especially when we were little at Janet's house.Special love to Dwight, Delissa, Kenneth, Keith and Tonya . She was always so sweet and kind. Prayers and love to all the family during this time.
Cliff, Lynn Mills,& Eric Duncan
Jim so sorry for your loss Bebop will be missed . Sorry I couldn’t come to the Services just started at hospital and couldn’t get off. My prayers are with you.
Lisa Trull
Heaven surely gained a beautiful soul! Loved Freida and her beautiful smile and laughter. Prayers that God will wrap each of you in his arms and comfort you.
Robin Gibson
Jim, So sorry to hear of Freida's passing..I remember her sweetness and always smiling. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie and Tom Moore
I'm sorry to hear of Freida's passing. I worked with her many years in the Tax and Land Records offices of Haywood County. She had a great sense of humor and wonderful smile! I will pray for your family <3
Shelly J Coker