Margaret Kent, age 73 of Chipley, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her home, with her loving family at her side. Margaret was born May 19, 1939 in Brewton, Ala., to the late, legendary country and western singer, Hank and Willa J. (Murphy) Locklin. She had been a resident of Chipley since 1972, coming from Milton. Margaret was a member of Blue Lake Baptist Church, where she was a former secretary and Sunday school teacher, she had also been a babysitter.
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She is predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Kent and a sister, Beth Padgett.
Survivors include one son, Richard Kent, Jr. and wife Denise of Chipley; two daughters, Rebecca Guettler and husband Alfred of Chipley, Stacy Waldrip and husband Scott of Chipley; two brothers, Maurice Locklin of Milton, and Hank Adam Locklin of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister in law, Mary L. Carr; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at 3 p.m., at Blue Lake Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Evans officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to services. Interment followed in Blue Lake Baptist Church Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. The family suggests those wishing to do so, make contributions to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave. Suite E., Marianna, Florida 32446. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Feb. 27, 2013