Mr. Marshall Ray Apple, Sr., age 75 of Franklin, died Monday, January 27th at the Medical Center in Franklin. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Crafton Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 12:00 noon with burial to follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. A native of Smith County Tennessee, he was the son of the late Allen Gray Apple and Ruth Perrigo Apple. He was a truck driver and a farmer. Mr. Apple was a member and a deacon of the El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife – Evelyn Hubbard Apple; 3 sons – Mark Apple, Mike Apple and Matt Apple all of Franklin; 5 grandchildren – Ryan & Ethan Apple and Andy, Victoria and Tommy Apple all of Franklin. Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Thursday and after 6am Friday at Crafton Funeral Home.