TOLLESON, Margaret Elizabeth CampionAge 86 died peacefully at home on September 15, 2011. She attended Holy Name School and graduated from St. Cecelia Academy. She retired in 2008 after over 50 years in the Secretary of State's office of the State of Tennessee. She worked for four successive Secretaries of State. Margaret's service to the people of Tennessee was always conducted with a smile. She befriended the powerful and powerless with equal charm and attention. She won legions of admirers and devoted friends who knew all was right with the world when "Miss Margaret" was on duty. She was recently honored by the Senate of the 106th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, the House of Representatives concurring with a joint resolution commending Margaret for her many years of honorable and astute service to the good people of Tennessee. She was a long time member of Executaires, The Catholic Business Womens Club and active at St. Cecilia Academy. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alta and James Campion and sister, Ann Beneke. She is survived by her three loving children, Beverly (Steve) Goodwin; Bob (Jane) Tolleson; and Tommy Tolleson; grandchildren, Bobby (Ansley) Tolleson; Jenny (Alex) Winston; Beth (Mark) Donley; Kristen Tolleson; Steve Goodwin; Comer (Brandon) Aebersold; and nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Fleming Center at Cathedral of the Incarnation on West End Ave. Open mike will be provided from 6:30-7 p.m. for those wishing to share personal messages. The Celebration of Life Service will be on Mon., Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Officiating will be Father Patrick Kibby. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Garden. Pallbearers: Mark Herbison, Mark Wood, Joe Carr, Jr., Bobby Tolleson, Alex Winston, Steve Goodwin, Jr., Mark Donley. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be gifted to St. Cecelia Academy Alumnae Scholarship Fund, 4210 Harding Rd., Nashville, TN 37205. MARSHALL DONNELLY COMBS FUNERAL HOME, (615) 327-1111.
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Published in The Tennessean on Sept. 17, 2011