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Margaret P. Parton Watson

April 22, 1926 August 3, 2018
Margaret P. Parton Watson
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Obituary for Margaret P. Parton Watson

Margaret “Peggy” Parton Watson, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the age of 92.

Peggy was born in the Elkmont Community, April 22, 1926; where she lived until age 14. Later, she graduated from Tennessee Weslyan College and went on to earn a master’s degree in Education from the University of Tennessee. She was known as a caring and dedicated teacher throughout her career of over 35 years at Pi Beta Phi Elementary School in Gatlinburg, TN. She spent her retirement enjoying farm life and frequently made return visits to her home place in the Smokies. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, and sharing details and recollections of family history and living in the mountains. At the time of her death, she had settled in Jefferson City, TN and she attended Magna View Baptist Church, Talbott, TN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Watson; parents, Joe and Pearl Parton. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Randy Trentham; grandchildren, Terri Soehn (Woody), Lydia Cottrill, Evan Taylor (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Isaac, Emily and Ella Blankenship, Davis and Ethan Soehn, Connor Cottrill, and Macyn and Olivia Taylor; special niece, Jan Campbell; sister-in-law, Annette Parton; brother-in-law, A.H. Christopher.

Although she will be sadly missed, Peggy will be fondly remembered as a loving and gentle soul who made a difference throughout her career and life to the very end.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Great Smoky Mountains Association, P.O. Box 130, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 or Pi Beta Phi Elementary School Library, 125 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

Family and friends will meet 10 AM Friday, August 10th in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for graveside service and inurnment. Rev. Catherine Nance will officiate. Online condolences may be made at

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10:00 AM 8/10/2018 10:00:00 AM
Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens

220 Emert Street
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens
220 Emert Street Pigeon Forge 37863 TN
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