“PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD IS THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS.” — PSALMS 116:15 Margaree Fuqua Davidson, a life well-lived, the daughter of Roy and Ethel Fuqua, passed away on August 11, 2019, after a period of illness. Margaree was the wife of Wallace Davidson, who was the owner of the Military Service Station, where he worked for over thirty years. Margaree not only kept the books there, but also worked in several shops downtown, and finished working by teaching and keeping children at the First Baptist Church. She also worked at F.W. Woolworth for many years. Margaree was a life-long member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the choir for years, a Sunday School teacher, and active in the Ladies Aid and other ministries of the church. When there was a need for food, Margaree would always be the first to volunteer. Some of her recipes are in the well-loved church cook book. In later years, Margaree opened her home to cook cakes and pies and other delicious bakery items for friends and family gatherings. She was well-known for her caramel cake, chocolate pie, cheese straws and bread. Her family, nieces and nephews enjoyed her cooking through the years and were always welcome in her home. Her finest trait was in loving and serving others. She had the pleasure of being born in the same home that she lived in all of her life, until she had to go to assisted-living two years ago. Margaree is survived by her brother, Roy Daniel Fuqua and his wife, Margie. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Wallace Davidson; her brother, Jasper Paul Fuqua; her half-brother, Theo Ash; and half-sister, Audrie Mae Covington; and a stepsister, Sally Griffin; and stepbrother, JT Fuqua. Since Margaree and Wallace did not have any children of their own, she all but adopted her nephews and nieces as her own. She is especially mourned by these nephews and nieces: Robert Raymond Covington Jr., Brenda Spencer, Glenda Keenan, Peggy Ash, Paula Siefert, Rodney Fuqua, Danny Fuqua, Sandra Harper, Sharon Menotti and Mike Fuqua. Funeral services will be at the First Cumberland Church on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 2:00 PM, with Dr. Bob Covington officiating and Rev. Jearl Hunley assisting, as well as Rev. Johnathan Keenan. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the services at the church. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, Second Ave. North location, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Rodney Fuqua, Danny Fuqua, Mike Fuqua, Gary Davidson, Jeff Edgeworth, Matt Keenan, Johnathan Keenan, Chad Spencer, Andy Covington and Steve Covington. Honorary pallbearers will be Alice and Alvin Bobo, Betty and Harry Dowdle, Martha Kinard, Buren and Maggie Burks, Danny Prater, Kay and Larry Wingard, Lenny and Karen Turner, Brad Wright, Members of Peniel S.S. Class, active and inactive elders, Dr. Brad Brown, Dr. Brett Brown and Dr. Gillispie.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on August 13, 2019
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