Margie Lee Edwards Wadlington, 83, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingston, and a graduate of Memphis State University, receiving both bachelor's and master's degrees. She taught at Mount Pisgah Junior High in Cordova, Germantown High School in Germantown, Oliver Springs High School in Oliver Springs, Cherokee Middle School in Kingston, and was a guidance counselor at Cherokee Middle School until her retirement. She was the main person in charge of Just Say No at Cherokee Middle School. She was a licensed certified counselor of the state of Tennessee. She was a member and past president of the Roane County Retired Teachers Association, a member and past president of the Harriman Music Club, member of Roane Choral Society, and former member of the board of directors, member of Whitestone Singers, member of Tennessee Ladies Chorale, member of the Worship Choir of the First Baptist Church, E.S.P. Choir of First Baptist Church, as well as member of the Young at Heart at First Baptist and South Harriman Baptist churches. Also at South Harriman Baptist Church, she was director of children's choir, children's hand bell choir, member of the adult choir and had taught Sunday school in previous churches. She served in a mentoring program for students at Midtown Elementary, was assistant historian for the Centurymen, and was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha at Union University. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. She was preceded in death by parents, J.L. and Margie Edwards; and sister-in-law, Grace Wadlington Comley.
Survivors include husband of 63 years, George C. Wadlington, Kingston; daughter, Patricia Ann Wadlington, Black River, N.Y.; sons, Randolph D. Wadlington and wife Rita Oran Wadlington, Harriman, and Neil C. Wadlington and wife Lisa Marie Gray-Wadlington, Memphis; grandchildren, Brooke Wadlington Norris and husband Brian, Kayla Wadlington and James Denham; sisters-in-law, Jean Drury Wadlington Groves and husband Bob, Falls Church, Va., and Ann Wadlington Johnson, Maumee, Ohio; nieces and nephew, Reita Marie Comley Richmond, Peggy Comley Lewis and June Comley Lewis, all of Virginia, Brad Johnson and wife Connie, Findley, Ohio, and Gail Birning and husband Jim, Temperance, Mich.; and many dear friends.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, in First Baptist Church in Kingston. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m., with Dr. Sonny Works officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kingston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to either
or the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, is in charge of arrangements. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com