Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Margie Kephart


02/28/1937 - 08/16/2018


Margie Kephart, age 81 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Hayesville House.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Raymond and Nina Mashburn Hayes. Margie graduated from Murphy High School. She worked in the Murphy High School Cafeteria and Adams Sportswear. Margie enjoyed embroidery, quilting and cooking. She was a member of Grape Creek Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kephart; son in law, Mervin Simonds; sisters, Georgia Poire, Novella Dockery, Bessie McLeymore and Mamie Hargrave; and brothers, James Hayes, Raymond Hayes, Jr. and William Hayes.

She is survived by two sons, Tom Kephart and wife Tammy and Phil Kephart and wife Darlene all of Murphy; one daughter, Marsha Simonds of Murphy; one brother, John Hayes of Murphy; sister in law, Shirley Hayes of Murphy; four grandchildren, Aaron Kephart and wife Joy of Murphy, Miranda Johnson of Murphy, Brittany and Kayla Kephart both of Hayesville; three great-grandchildren, Paisley Johnson, Caroline and Eleanor Kephart.

Funeral services will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Grape Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Kilpatrick and Rev. Steve West will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Floyd Worley, Danny Carroll, Earl Lovingood, Jason Carroll, Aaron Kephart and Greg McDonald.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm, Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Grape Creek Baptist Church.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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