The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


April 3, 2013

Margaret Thacker

— Margaret Lorene Williams Thacker, 91, of Athens passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Limestone Health Facility.

Lorene Thacker was born July 6, 1921, in Lauderdale County to Harris Williams and Lonnie May Haggood Williams. She was a member of East Highland Baptist Church in Athens.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at East Highland Baptist Church on Nick Davis Road in Athens. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Robert White officiating.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral Friday.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Harris Williams, Frank Williams, Daisy McCafferty, Ila Mae Summers and Earline Bedwell.

Survivors include son, Randy Thacker and wife Karen of Athens; sisters, Sue Ratti of Detroit and Demple Mitchell Etthredge of Nashville, Tenn.; grandsons, Jeffery Thacker and wife Missy of Athens, Kevin Thacker and wife Susan of Athens and Jason Thacker and wife Diana of Madison; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Thacker and wife Heather of Memphis, Tenn., Miranda Perry and husband Matthew, MaryGrace Thacker, Tyler Thacker of Athens, and Caleb Collins of Manning, N.D.; and step-great-grandson, Bryant McMunn of Madison.

Pallbearers are the grandsons and family friends.

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