Margaret Alice Linton Mathis, 96, died Monday, May 11, 2015. Born in Society Hill, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Edward and Sara Bryant Linton and the widow of Woodrow Wilson Mathis, Sr., (married 58 years). She was a member of Harris Creek Baptist Church and genuinely loved her church and her pastor. She was a self-educated, avid gardener until her health failed. She was an excellent Southern-style cook who thoroughly enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music of the late George Jones and was a devout fan. She was so kind and caring to animals and loved her all of her grandchildren dearly. She felt very honored to have as her namesake, Margaret Alice ("Ali") Wilson.
Survivors are a son, Woodrow Mathis, Jr. of Cheraw, SC; daughters, Sara (Edward) Starling of Society Hill, SC, Anna Margaret (Harry) Mathis-Tucker, of Cheraw, SC; a sister, Frances Linton Webb, of Columbus, NC; grandchildren, Djuana Tucker Buchanan, Janet (A.J.) Davis, Chrissy (Greg) Starling-Blackburn, Becky (Matthew) Cason, Charrissia Madison, Marian Mathis, Edwina Mathis, Margo Mathis; great-grandchildren, Brandi (Danny) Hansen, Brandon Buchanan, Keon Madison, Westyn Madison, "Ali" Wilson, Josslyn Madison, Jacob Madison, Baden Davis, Grace Cason; great- great grandchild, Madison Anne Tucker Hansen; special sister-in-law, Margaret Norton Mathis of Cheraw, SC; a very special Nephew, Jennings Spease of Newport News, VA; and a very special Niece, Barbara H. Lide of Charleston, SC.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above; also, siblings, Louise B. Howard, Elizabeth B. Pressley, Jennie L. Kimrey, W.P. ("Sonny") Linton; a 14 year-old granddaughter, Elizabethe ("Beth") Neece; and her beloved 14 year-old great-grandson, Bryant Buchanan.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. The Rev. Milton Bradshaw, Rev. Bobby Norris, Sr., and Rev. Drew Rainwater will officiate.
Memorials: Harris Creek Baptist Church, PO Box 306, Society Hill, SC 29593.
Please feel free to dress as Ms. "Marge" would have seen you.
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