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Margaret McGee, June 21, 2024


Margaret Ann (Faulk) McGee passed away peacefully at her home on June 21, 2024, after a long fight with a number of health issues. She is enjoying her well-earned rest after going through a painful ordeal.
A native of Fosterville, Margaret was born March 25, 1936, to Mary Ruth (Crosslin) Faulk and Clyde Faulk. Her husband of almost 70 years, Mitchell Linden McGee, died November 9, 2022. They were married Dec. 8, 1952. Margaret was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by Stephen Mark McGee, her only child, her granddaughter Sarah Margaret (McGee) Stone and her husband Roy H. Stone III, along with several cousins.
Visitation with the family was Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. The funeral service was at 10 a.m.Thursday, all at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Lance Bennett and Ed Boggess officiating. Pall bearers were Dr. Howard Rupard, Jimmy Hillis, Roy H. Stone III, Adam Morgan, David McCallie, Hunter Helton, George Hetzel and Michael Morgan.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses from Compassus Hospice who were always ready and willing to work with mother in her final months and weeks; her caregivers – Betty Kilcrease, Rebecca Gene Cook, Tera Warren and Trina Hix were a true blessing to us all for their love and skilled care; Jeff Collett, a pastor for Compassus, and Brenda Hodge were regular visitors Margaret always enjoyed talking with. Dana Bobo, program director of Bedford County’s Caregiver Relief, was a wonderful and helpful counselor. In addition, we would like to thank Lisa Hillis and her daughter Lisa Marie Reccord, who watched over mother in the early stages of her health issues.
Until her senior year Margaret attended school in Christiana where she was a cheerleader. Before her senior year of high school, she married Mitchell. It was expected he would return to his ship, the U.S.S. Iowa, for another tour of duty. But he was assigned stateside at a naval station near Jacksonville, Florida. Margaret would move to Florida. She managed to be salutatorian of her class her senior year at Clay County High School in Green Cove Springs, Florida despite having to adjust to a new state and city, a new school and a first year of marriage. When she and Mitchell moved back to Middle Tennessee she worked for attorney James Bomar, who would be lieutenant governor of Tennessee and later Rotary International President.
After taking time off to spend time with her son prior to his attending school, she would go to work for Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company in the office which would eventually be purchased by American General Life Insurance Company. During the transition she spent time on the road in Sparta, Clarksville and Murfreesboro assisting in the changeovers of those offices.
Sarah Margaret, her only granddaughter, became the center of her life. She also worked for several day cares and enjoyed being with the children until her health made it difficult for her to continue. Margaret loved traveling, music, reading and supporting her son and granddaughter in all of their projects and life experiences. She also relished spending time in Atlanta watching the Braves play. She saw many of the old-time rock-and-roll stars live including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard and attended several concerts by The Beach Boys. Margaret was especially fond of a band called The Road Crew, known as “America’s Route 66 Band”. Seldom did she miss one of their shows. The band members always introduced her to the crowd as “their oldest groupie”. It is fitting, in a way, watching them perform a show in Franklin would prove to be one of her last outings.
Donations can be made to Lipscomb University’s School of Communication, the Shelbyville-Bedford County Library, Bedford County Caregiver’s Relief and Fairlane Church of Christ.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.