Margaret (Jones) Mahaffey

Died: Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Sun., Dec. 20, 2020

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Jones Mahaffey, age 86 of Kingsport TN, on Thursday, December 17, 2020, in Tennesee.

Graveside services will be held at Midville City Cemetery on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Randy Carnley officiating.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged for your safety and the health and well being of others.

She was a long time member and worker at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, a lady of faith, who enjoyed the many jobs she had in her church. Margaret was a Sunday school teacher, played in Bell Choir, Chairman, and Officer of her UMW circle. She was a founding board member of Contact Concern, President of Women’s Symphony committee, and during her term, the “Symphony Gentlemen” program was established. Margaret was a founding member of Questers, and officer in DAR, book clubs, garden clubs, and was in Junior League in Kingsport . She was in an early class of the Leadership Kingsport Program, and an early participant in the reading program for disadvantaged people. Margaret enjoyed her association with Netherland Inn, Friends of Allandale, Exchange Place, and PEO. She graduated from ETSU with a degree in Business Education, with honors, and with a teaching certificate. Margaret was an avid swimmer. In her youth, she was a Red Cross swim instructor and a certified life guard instructor. Margaret loved to travel and she and Jack visited many countries.  She also loved tennis and enjoyed her bridge clubs. She loved dancing, and she and Jack were members of the Mr. and Mrs. Club, The Forty’s Club, Square Dance Clubs, Senior Center Dance Class, and worked with Kiwanis Kapers in its hey-day! 

Margaret was a very caring and loving mother for 2 sons, Jeffery and John and daughter Nancy.  She is survived by her children; and Jack, her husband of 67 years; and her brother, Joe Jones.             

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Mrs William Roberts
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
Jack so sorry to hear about your wife's passing. I'm sending this to you as a friend in
Swainsboro, Ga. from several years ago.

Rob Powers and Family
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
Jack and Family and Joe,

Our most sincere condolences and prayers for you. Margaret has always been a favorite cousin and a delight to be around. Her shining light will certainly be missed.

Rob Powers

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