Margaret LeCroy

Miss Margaret

Margaret Goolsby LeCroy, 97, of Carnesville, passed away Saturday morning, August 27, 2016, at the Gables in Royston, Georgia.

Born May 13, 1919, in Carnesville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Watson  and Dora Rumsey Goolsby, Sr.  She was the widow of the late Thomas Roscoe “Tommy” LeCroy.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Pauline Goolsby and Laura Goolsby Oliver Herron; and five brothers, George Edwin Goolsby, Thomas W. Goolsby Jr., Henry Herbert Goolsby, Horace DeWitt Goolsby, and John Narl Goolsby.

She attended Young Harris College and graduated from LaGrange College. A beloved teacher, she taught grammar and middle school for forty years in Red Hill and Carnesville Schools in Franklin County and New Hope School in Stephens County. She was always happy to catch up with former students. Whenever they met,  she usually remembered them, their families, and where they lived.  She loved her church, and as a lifelong member of Hunters Creek Baptist Church, she  attended regularly all her life up until she became recently ill.  She was a member of the Dogwood Home Demonstration Ladies Club, later known as the Town and Country Home Demonstration Ladies Club.  For the past eleven years, she enjoyed living at the Gables in Royston, where she was blessed to have numerous family member and friends to visit her often.  Margaret had a joy of life and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. T. Gail and Mary Wills LeCroy of Birmingham, Al; two granddaughters and grandsons-in-law,  Rev. Matthew and Rev. Mary Beth Mardis-LeCroy, Des Moines, IA, and Dr. Todd and Kemper Florin, Cincinnati, OH; four great-grandchildren, Ellie, Nate, Will, and Lucas; brother and sister-in-law, Henry Carl and Thelma  Goolsby, Suwannee, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1pm Tuesday afternoon at the Hunters Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Huff.  Interment will be the church cemetery.

The body is at Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Monday evening at the funeral home.  Flowers are welcome, but those wishing to make memorials,  please do so to the Hunters Creek Baptist Church, 1370 Hunters Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia 30577.

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  1. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. May God heal and comfort your hearts during this time of great loss. Please know that “God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” -Psalms 34:18

  2. Barbara Poole Dawson
    August 30, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    The kind of person one never forgets: kind, thoughtful, loving, accepting. I have many happy memories of time spent with “Miss Margaret.” My condolences to the family.

  3. I am sorry your loss. Margaret was a mentor to me when I first started teaching. She was very special to me for many years. I regret losing touch with her. I was unable to come to the service. I have a fever and didn’t want to expose anyone to a virus. Wanted you to know she was special to me. Dan and I send our deepest sympathy, but as we know she’s at home now.
    Dan and Linda Fleming

  4. Eddie Wayne Grizzle
    August 29, 2016 - 9:16 pm

    Everyone has pretty well covered all of Margaret’s good points but what I will always remember is her sense of conviction and loyalty to both her students and friends. She was one country lady but classy at the same time. Basically, she never forgot her roots but never forgot how a lady was suppose to conduct herself as well. Heaven got one of the best! Not to mention her dry humorous wit. I am sure heaven is rocking with laughter.

  5. Joann Oliver McClung
    August 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm

    I shall miss my Aunt Margaret a lot. She was a second mom to me. I lived with her and Uncle Tommy for awhile when she was my 7th grade teacher. She always Called me Joey. My mom and aunt Margaret were best friends as well as sisters. They are having a great time in heaven and catching up with what has gone on since my mom passed.

  6. Polly Canady Walker
    August 28, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    Precious “lady”, kindness was written all over her, a beautiful countenance that radiated from her soul. A genuine smile and loving words were always present to make a person feel special to her.
    She will be missed by all who knew her, but what a glorious time she’s having with Tommy and our Jesus!

  7. Peggy Hart Cothran
    August 28, 2016 - 9:43 pm

    Mrs. LeCroy was a wonderful teacher. She made every student feel that they were special to her. Hers was a life well lived.

  8. Carolyne (Mitchell) & Hugh Caudell
    August 28, 2016 - 9:19 pm

    Sincere Sympathy to Mrs. Margaret’s family. Memories of her include her eternal smile, kindness to all, and love of God. She was a wonderful Sunday School & Bible School teacher — her sparkle was always evident. She and Mr. Tommy were a truly special loving Christian couple — dedicated to serving God and their church. May the Family be comforted by precious memories.

  9. Me.&Mrs. Gene Thomason
    August 28, 2016 - 8:45 pm

    Margaret you were a great friend, teacher, Sunday school teacher, Bible School teacher; and loved by all that knew you. You always had kind words, for everyone you met. Your memory was sharp as a tack. We will miss you so very much. Our deepest condolences go out to family and friends. Rest In Peace Margaret.

  10. Dottie Holman (Dorothy Randall)
    August 28, 2016 - 5:40 pm

    Ms Margaret was like family to me. She was a dear? life-long friend of my mom and her sister, Laura, was one of my very favorite aunts. Margaret and Aunt Laura were always sweet, gracious and loving. She will be greatly mussed by friends and family, but oh, what rejoicing is going on in heaven today!

  11. My heartfelt sympathy to Margaret’s family in her untimely death. I have many pleasant memories of Mrs. LeCroy as my 7th grade teacher and again as my 8th grade teacher. A truly dedicated lady!!

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