The eternal rest that Margie Allgood Gray longed and prepared for came to her on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, when the Master called her by name, and she answered. She stepped out of mortality into immortality and began the new life she now experiences. Margie was the last of 17 children born on January 24, 1956, in Winchester, Tennessee, to the late Deacon Walter (Bo) Allgood, Sr., and Mother Edna Mae Taylor Allgood. Margie’s life was embedded in Franklin County, Hunt Street, and Old Cowan Road. She graduated from Franklin County High School in 1974. She made her living in Franklin County, working at Lanier Industries until the plant closed and retiring from TEPRO, Inc. after 20 plus years of service. Also, Margie worked at Walmart as a part-time employee. Margie was a life-long member of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, being physically and spiritually born into the church. She was dedicated in many areas of the church from a youth to present. Like her Mother, she loved singing in the choir and working in the kitchen. She was faithful and diligent in whatever role she assumed. Margie’s proudest moments came as mother and grandmother, through her son, Martel, and grandson, Martel, Jr., (M.J.) In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her infant sons, Tino Rontye and Jaquan Jamal Gray; brothers, Walter Allgood, Jr., William Henry Algood, Fred Allgood, Wayne Allgood, and Lonnie Allgood; sisters, Dorothy Allgood Reed, Carolyn Allgood Hill, and Maxine Allgood Trimble, as well as the four siblings who died as infants and toddlers. To continue Margie’s legacy and to cherish her memory are her husband, John Wayne Gray, of Winchester; loving and devoted son, Chef Martel Gray and grandson, Martel J. Gray (M.J.), of Cowan; brothers, Larry E. Allgood (Arlena), of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Jackie A. Allgood, of Elyria, Ohio; sisters, Margaret Shane Allgood McFarland and Marilyn (Lindy) Allgood, both of Lorain, Ohio. Her family-in-love includes brothers-in-law, Edward Lee and Marvin Louis Staten, both of Nashville, Tennessee; sisters-in-law, Charlene Blackman, of Nashville, and Andrea Staten, of Winchester. Extended family includes nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation, Sunday, April 12, 2020 between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00pm at Watson-North Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00PM at Watson-North Memorial Park. For those who so desire, a register book will be outside the front entrance of the funeral home during visitation hours. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.
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