Marshall E. Saine, 39, of Cherokee, passed away just before midnight on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 following a hospitalization at Mission Hospital in Asheville.
Marshall, known to many as Gene, was the son of Wayford Saine and Marcella (Wilnoty) Saine of Cherokee. He was a laborer who made his way doing work of all kinds including stone masonry.
He is survived by his children, daughter, Angelica Chenise Saine of Cherokee, and son, Adam Eugene Saine of Tahlequah, Okla.; sister, Lori Rubio with husband Mangus; aunts, Faralee Rich, Mary Wilnoty and Faye Catolster; uncle, Joseph Wilnoty with significant other Tammy Cagle; niece and nephews, Taiya, Jullian and Maddox Rubio, all of Cherokee, and special friend, Shannon Littlejohn of Cherokee.
Marshall was preceded in death by a grandmother, Gracia Wilnoty and a uncle, Dale Owle.
The family received friends in the chapel of Long House Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 21 and returned to the chapel for a funeral service on Monday, Dec. 22. The Rev. Percy Cunningham oversaw the service and Joseph Wilnoty, Cory Wilnoty, Marshall Bradley, Eddie Morrow, Jaime Panther, Jarrett Wilnoty and Richard Bradley provided the pall bearer duties. Marshall was buried near his grandmother Gracia Wilnoty in the Lucy B. Long Cemetery along Lucy Long Rd.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements.