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Margaret Basnight Tarkington

November 28, 1935 February 1, 2020
Margaret Basnight Tarkington
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Obituary for Margaret Basnight Tarkington

Margaret Basnight Tarkington, 84, of Creswell passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020, surrounded by her family in Orlando, Florida after a brief illness.

Born November 28, 1935 in Tyrrell County she was the daughter of the late Charlie Onslow Basnight and Cilla Basnight and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Mickey" Tarkington; son, Michael Tarkington; brother, Jimmy Basnight and half brother, David Williams. Margaret graduated from Columbia High School and Kee's Secretarial College of Norfolk, Virginia. She was a retired bookkeeper, homemaker and member of Mount Tabor Free Will Baptist Church.

Her family includes her daughters, Joy Tarkington of Orlando, FL., Shirley Tarkington Pelletier and husband Keith of Creswell, N.C.; grandson, Andrew Pelletier of Rocky Mount, N.C. and half sister, Bonnie Basnight and faithful companion, Pixie.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Mount Tabor Free Will Baptist Church with Reverends David Young, Edwin Hill and Keith Pelletier officiating. Burial will follow in the Tarkington Family Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Saturday at the church following the service and other times at the residence of her daughter Shirley Pelletier.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.

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