Margaret Doris (Newton) Davies

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Margaret Doris (Newton) Davies, 92, of Kingston passed away March 19, 2014, at The Wesley Village in Pittston.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1921, in Pittston, and was the daughter of the late Vernon Newton and Charlotte Wintle Newton. She was a graduate of Pittston High School in 1939 and studied voice at Wyoming Seminary and Wilkes University. Through most of her life, she was known by her middle name, Doris.

Margaret resided at 61 South Landon Avenue, Kingston.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the William R. Morgan Agency of Kingston. For 11 years, she was soprano soloist at Kingston Presbyterian Church and presented musical programs at many churches in the valley.

She has always been active in Christian activities. She was a Sunday school teacher, president of Sunday school classes, choir member and soloist and Christian Endeavor advisor and chairperson. She has served as president and treasurer for the Wilkes-Barre Salvation Army Auxiliary.

She was a member of the Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, serving on the parish council, a greeter, at communion visitations, Women's Fellowship and the morning prayer group.

Her husband, Richard J. Davies and her brother, Monroe Newton, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her son, James V. Davies and his wife, Julie, Coco Beach, Fla.; Charles R. Davies and his wife, Jane, Levittown; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dr. James Harring officiating.

Her interment will be in Mountain View Burial Park, Harding.

Friends may call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wesley Village, Pittston, for giving her a quality life while in their case.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mission Task Force, Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 21, 2014