Class  of  1935
Margaret  Veazey  Sykes

Obituary

 

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A graveside service for former Henry Countian, teacher and librarian Margaret Veazey Sykes of Orange City, Fla., is planned at 1 p.m. Saturday in Walker Cemetery. Rob Martin and Paul Veazey will officiate.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at McEvoy Funeral Home.

Sykes, 97, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at her residence.

Born Aug. 15, 1915, in Henry County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Taylor Veazey and Eunice Verner Tyler Veazey.

Sykes attended Murray State Teachers College. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and served as United Methodist Women’s president for four years.

She also was a teacher and librarian, active member of the Quota club and a 12-gallon blood donor. She was an active organizer of the Veazey reunions in the county and attended national reunions as well.

Survivors are a son: Paul W. (Jackie) Sykes of Deltona, Fla.; and a sister: Dorothy Veazey Gordon of New York.

Another sister, Jane Veazey Sturdivant, also preceded her in death.

 

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Reprinted from  THE  PARIS  POST-INTELLIGENCER
Paris, Tennessee
February 13, 2013  Edition ~ Used by Permission

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