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May 22, 2022

Margaret Jean Gwaltney

Margaret Jean Gwaltney

Margaret Jean Gwaltney, 76, of Hiddenite, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.

She was born to the late Clifford Howard and Mary Jo Bumgarner Childers in Alexander County. Margaret was a member of Holly Springs Baptist Church, but attended Taylor Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed being able to attend, but was disappointed when she was not able to. She will be remembered for the years she worked at Quality Jewelry. Margaret loved her family and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish the memories of Margaret include her husband of 59 years, Rev. Jerry Lee Gwaltney of the home; daughter, Janet Fox (Erik) of Taylorsville; two sons, Rev. Clifford Gwaltney (Talitha) of Hiddenite, and Darren Gwaltney (Sherry) of Statesville; grandchildren, Brandon Gwaltney (Leslie), Jessica McClain (Brett), and Jenna Walters (Cooley), all of Hiddenite, Tyler Fox (Angie) of Taylorsville, Jordan and Landon Gwaltney of Statesville; great-grandchildren, Mason McClain, Annaleah McClain, Charlotte Walters, Ezra Gwaltney, Logan, Seth and Cooper Fox, and a great-grandchild is expected in February; and a brother, Richard Childers (Shirley) of Hiddenite.

Mrs. Gwaltney will Lie-in-State at Linney’s Grove Baptist Church on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A graveside service for Margaret will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Linney’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. @ 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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1 Comment

  1. Joyce Wike Adams on August 1, 2020 at 7:53 am

    We was friend back 1958–1960. I would visit my sister that lived above them and we would get together. Mary Lou Kerley. We had some good times together.I live in Kannapolis, NC. Just last night I was going thru old pictures and have one of her, then I got on FB and saw where she had passed. Prayers for all. We had some good times in the summer when I would go stay with my sister. Joyce Wike Adams

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