Margaret Pickett


WHITWELL Margaret Lucille McEntyre Pickett passed away, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.Margaret served as a nurse for approximately 30 years, providing care to thousands of patients. During World War II, she served her country by packing "C" rations, writing letters to soldiers, and as a "Rosie the Riveter" helping to assemble airplanes in Marietta, Ga.She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas McEntyre and George Pickett; her parents, Dave and Belle Barker; sister, Hellen Smith; and brother, Ralph Barker.She is survived by her son, Tommy McEntyre and daughter-in-law, Ramona; granddaughter, Sarah McEntyre Miller and husband, Ryan; grandson, Thomas McEntyre, all of Kimball, Tenn.; stepson, Ray Pickett and wife, Nell; stepgrandchildren, Allion Pickett Herrell and Michael Pickett, all of Soddy-Daisy; sisters, Joyce Hudson, Whitwell, Tenn., Bonnie Siegrist, Cleveland, Ohio, and Phyllis Hawk, South Pittsburg, Tenn.; brother, Ray Barker, Whitwell, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 29, 2013, with Rev. Ricky Vaughn officiating.Interment will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. CDT today, June 28, 2013.In lieu of flowers, please donate to Amedisys Hospice, 1045 West Main St., Suite B, Monteagle, TN 37356.To send online condolences visit by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, Tenn., 423-942-9500.

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