Smith, Margot A. (Cleveland)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Margot A. Smith, 84, of Cleveland for the past 60 years and formerly from Germany, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. 

She retired from the office payroll department of Westvaco where she was employed for 21 years. She was a member of Union Grove Church of Christ. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, Walter Schoenfeldt and Olga Horn Shoenfeldt; her two sons, David and Roy Lee McMahan; and daughter Linda McMahan. 

Survivors include her three children, Eddy and Tim McMahan of Cleveland and Tony Smith and wife Helen of Moyock, NC; eight grandchildren, Erich McMahan, Tonya Irwin, Lauren Gibby, Heather Jefferson, and Andrew Dunn, all of Cleveland, Samantha Smith and Andrew Wainscott of Moyock, NC, and Zachary Dunn, of Benton; one sister, Anni Petzeke; one brother, Harry E. Schoenfeldt, both of Hamburg, Germany; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral home with Minister Steve Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Moores Chapel Cemetery concluding with a white dove release ceremony. Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Jones, Earl Collette, Erich McMahan, Andrew Wainscott, Zachary Dunn, Andrew Dunn, Lynn Fowler and David Rayfield. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.

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