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Margaret Linton

Friday, September 13, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Hom

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Margaret A. Linton, 99, formerly of Hagerstown, MD and Athens, GA went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019.  She passed on peacefully surrounded by her daughters at home in Falling Waters, WV.

Born Saturday, July 10, 1920 in Waterloo, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Jesse F. Clayburn and the late Myrtle E. Mongan.

She loved her Family and Friends dearly and some of her most precious memories were spent holding a hand and sharing a story and a cup of coffee.  She was encouraging and loving and always had a kind word to say.  Her sweet personality, quick wit and clear blue eyes made a lasting and special impression on all those she met and cared for.  

She loved the Lord and raised her children to do the same.  Her legacy of Christian faith will bring many more to the Lord through the generations now and those to come.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Whitmore of Athens, GA and Nita McCormick of Falling Waters, WV; sisters, Mary Wade and Josephine Cooper; grandchildren, Marti Holnagel of Crestwood, KY, Margie Jarrendt of Clifton, VA, Sherie Nigh of Hagerstown, MD, Leslie Blair of Washington, DC, and Scott Penner of Hebron, MD; 13 Great Grandchildren and 9 Great-Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Marvin E. Linton; son, Russell Penner; son-in-laws, Joe McCormick and Sam Whitmore; sisters, Helen Russell, Katherine Grover; grandson Chris Penner and granddaughter, Debbie Bugg.

Services will be held Friday, September 13, 2019, at 12:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with the Pastor Brad Nigh officiating. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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Guest Book

I was very sorry to hear about Margaret's passing. I hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

David Glover
Martinsburg, WV

Mrs. Linton was a very loving and kind woman!! Although she will be missed by so many I know she's smiling down on all of us today as she sits beside Jesus today & is also home with her husband Marvin now! God blessed so many with The Linton family at Campus View Church and we will forever remember and love them!! Til we meet again!!! Sending prayers and comfort to those left behind.

Teresa Cooper
Colbert, Ga

Sweet, witty, loving, kind sister in Christ and grandma to my daughter. I have loved you from the day I met you. All my love to Donna and Nita. Thanks for sharing your mom.

Beverly Jackson
Comer, Ga

Sweet, witty, loving, kind sister in Christ and grandma to my daughter. I have loved you from the day I met you. All my love to Donna and Nita. Thanks for sharing your mom.

Beverly Jackson
Comer, Ga

Margaret is a special and precious part of God who had a wonderful impact on our lives. She and Marvin always used only helpful words and good works to show God’s wonderful love to us. We will always have fond memories of them both.

Randy and Kim Corder
Royston , Georgia

Nita, So sorry! Wish we could be here for you but had a trip to visit aging aunt and uncle in North Carolina. I'll call when we return to schedule a lunch or dinner w/ you. Love Dee & Kevin

Kevin & Dee Dentler
Williamsport, Md

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I will always remember Margaret fondly and have wonderful memories of many times spent with her. She leaves behind a wonderful family and I know you will all be a great source of comfort and support to one another.

Sabrina Glover
Martinsburg, WV

We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Linton's passing. She and Mr. Marvin were neighbors of ours. when we all lived at Shenandoah Condominiums. I would go up to visit them in their unit from time to time and we would have a wonderful time just talking. The Linton's were a beautiful couple. I know she will be missed. She lived 99 years on this earth and that is a blessing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Isom and Mary Weems
Winterville, Georgia

It is a bitter sweet time. Dear Aunt Margaret enjoying her heavenly home while each one of us that has loved her dearly are holding on to those precious memories. You have been an amazing family through this journey of caring, loving & providing. Prayers as you mourn & face each day without her sweet presence. Love you all.

Linda Hult
Greencastle , PA

Heaven gained an amazing soul. I know she was ready to go home but I will forever miss her.

Julie Bowers
Jefferson, Georgia

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