E. Margaret Repp went home to be with her Savior Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Newton Village Health Care Center, under the care of Hospice. A time of remembrance and celebration of life will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Visitation will be an hour prior to the services at the funeral home and burial will be in the Palo Alto Cemetery in rural Newton. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Margaret’s family, Project AWAKE or a charity of your choosing
Emily Margaret Repp, 93, was born May 28, 1924, near Fayetteville, Ga., the daughter of Merrill Carlton and Bertha Cornilia (Houston) Autry. She graduated from the Fayetteville High School, Class of 1941.
On Feb. 24, 1946, Margaret was united in marriage with Fay J. Repp in Fayetteville, moving to Newton. She was employed by Sears Roebuck in Atlanta, Ga., and in the office at the Maytag Company in Newton a short time, but mainly devoted her life to her husband and children. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. She enjoyed traveling and going to Texas with Fay in the winters and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Newton.
Margaret is survived by her husband, of 71 years, Fay; her daughter, Marcine Longren of Newton; son, Jerry Repp of Franklin, Tenn.; her four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her many good neighbors and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Larry in 1952; her brother, Robert Willis Autry; and three sisters, Julia Scurry, Martha Brittain and Mary Sue Peluso.
Online condolences may be left for the family at pencefh.com.