Published 12:00am Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” Smith, 83, of Ironton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland Ky. She was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Ironton, the daughter of the late Ellis D. and Wilma Batham Markin. She was self-employed as a caterer and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ironton. She was on the Board of Deacons, member of the Ironton Co-op Club, chairman of the Presbyterian Cookie Walk, member of the Church Women United, Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher and previously served as church secretary. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, 2nd Lt. William Dow Markin and Dr. A.D. Markin.
She is survived by her son, Abner Dow Dunfee of Ironton; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Markin of Ironton and Ruth Jean Whaley of Proctorville; two nephews, William G. Markin and the Rev. Jim Whaley; and four nieces, Margaret Wiseman, Jenny Webb, Barb Wesley and Judy Paredes.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Railroad streets, Ironton, with the Rev. Jan Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Presbyterian Church music fund, P.O. Box 316, Ironton, Ohio 45638. Tracy Brammer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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