Asheville - Margaret Hutchison, 124 Longview Road, Asheville died Friday, December 21, 2012, after a period of declining health, at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center.
Mrs. Hutchison was born in Pensacola, Florida on February 25, 1927. She is the widow of James F. Hutchison who died April 13, 2012.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, her parents, Thomas Jefferson and Blanche Whitaker Untreiner, a sister, Madonna Bettis, son in law Harold Stepp, daughter in law Pris Hutchison and grandson Robert Allan.
She is survived by her four children, Donna Stepp of McLeansville, NC, Daren Hutchison of Little River, SC, Jimmy Hutchison and Dee Dee Allan daughter in law Diane Hutchison and son in law Gary Allan of Asheville; seven grand children, Karen Richter, Dennis Stepp, Katie Wilkins, Scott Hutchison, Jenny Early, Aaron Allan and Elizabeth Allan; seven great grandchildren, Galen, Brendan and Martha Richter, David Wilkins, Annelise and Isaac Hutchison, and Ben Early.
Mrs. Hutchison was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Sprinkle-Bagwell Sunday school class and the YAH-Young at Heart group. She had been an active member of the United Methodist Women, a former member of the chancel choir and was a past leader of the YAH group, a position she held for many years. She participated in the Volunteers in Missions program of the WNC Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving on building teams with her husband in several locations including her beloved Haiti.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. She devoted her life to her family, her church and caring for others.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012, conducted by the Rev. Rodney H. Hagans, Jr. and the Rev. Dr. James H. Nates. A private graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Green Hills Cemetery prior to the memorial service. Visitation will be held immediately following the service in the fellowship hall and at other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant House, PO Box 96708, Washington, DC 20090 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806, or the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25388, Asheville, NC 28813.
The on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com