Margaret Watson McCorkle, age 96, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2020, comforted by the love of her three daughters and their families, and the compassionate staff of Grace Manor Suites.

Margaret was born on May 12, 1924, in Worth County, GA where she lived throughout her childhood. She moved to Lakeland, FL at the age of 21 and lived there the rest of her life. Margaret was the daughter of John Thomas Watson and Millie Euna (Young) Watson.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years, Donald B. McCorkle, and by her sister Lyra Mae Lumpkin, and her brother Thomas Cleo Watson.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Betsy Boyd (Steve), Donna Pugh (Burv) and Barbara Dempsey (Dwight), and by grandchildren Angela Owens, Rachel Owens, Michelle Weaver (Doug), Allison Byers (Chris) and Ryan Dempsey (Stephanie), along with three great-granddaughters, Isabella Salvi, Hailey Byers and Leila Tarleton.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel.

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