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.