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HENDEROSNVILLE--Margaret Virginia Justus Prim, a lifetime resident of Hendersonville, died peacefully on February 28, 2013 with her children by her side. Margaret Prim was born on March 5, 1929 to Frederick Justice and Virginia Witt. Margaret was also preceded in death by her husband William Sidney Prim, her sister-in-law Jean Prim, her brothers-in-law Bob Parker and Bill Watts, and her beloved cousins Irma Dantzler and Marie Smyth.
Margaret graduated from Hendersonville High School and Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. She then devoted her life to service to others working at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC, Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville, the Henderson County Department of Health, and the original migrant health services clinic. Margaret was a long-time active member of First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville where she served as a Deacon and a Care of Staff Advocate and volunteered in numerous ways. She also volunteered for Interfaith Assistance Ministries and the Red Cross. She was a dedicated care-giver and helped ease the suffering of many friends and family members at very difficult times in their lives.
Margaret was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, cousin, aunt and friend. Her example of devotion and commitment to her husband of 42 years helped her children build strong, healthy relationships and families of their own, of which she was extremely proud.
She is survived by her sisters, Mary Ellen Watts and Fredy Justus; her children Jack and Margaret Prim, Pam and Mike Helms, Tammy and David Campbell, Ellen and Paul Yackel, and Jean-Marie and Tony VunCannon; her grandchildren Stephanie Sylva and her husband, Aldo, Jessica Prim, John Prim, Patrick Helms and his wife, Rebecca, Todd Campbell and his wife, Jesse, Holly Smith and her husband, Graham, Kimberly Fleming and her husband, William, Amanda Yackel, Colin Yackel, Laura Yackel, and Hannah VunCannon; and one great grandchild Taylor Reed.
A memorial service will be held on March 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church with visitation one hour before the service.
In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations can be made in Margaret Prim's name to The Haven Shelter and Services, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 1267; Warsaw, VA 22572.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Mar. 2, 2014
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