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Margaret Elder Ratterree
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1922
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 2006
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Margaret, a long time genealogist, served Broad River Genealogical Society as its president in years past.

Her obituary was published Saturday, August 19th, 2006 in "The Shelby Star":

"Margaret Ratterree
Oct. 27, 1922 - Aug. 13, 2006
KINGS MOUNTAIN Margaret Elder Ratterree, 83, of 411 W. Mountain St., died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville.

Ms. Ratterree was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Kings Mountain to the late Bright D. and Mary Gamble Ratterree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lt. Col. James Ratterree, retired Air Force and sister-in-law, Gladys Ratterree.

A graduate of Kings Mountain High School, she received her B.A. and M.A. in primary education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Doctorate in education from Western Carolina University. As a professional educator, she taught in numerous school districts in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. She concluded her career as Dean of Women at Western Carolina and Winthrop University. She was a member of Boyce Memorial A.R.P. Church in Kings Mountain, where she was a member of the Minnie Alexander Circle. She also held memberships in the N.E.A. and North Carolina Education Association and the American Guidance and Personnel Association. She had a keen interest in family genealogy and loved children and animals.

Ms. Ratterree's family would like to acknowledge and thank the D. Workman family of Kings Mountain for their friendship and support as well as the staff at Mission Health and Hospitals for their excellent care.

She is survived by her sister, Jean McRae Diaz and husband, Dr. Ernest Diaz, of New Market, Va.; nieces, Elaine Augustine of Lilburn, Ga., and Julia R. Damore and husband, Joseph, of Asheville; nephews, David Diaz of New Market and Lt. Col. Douglas Scott Ratterree, retired Air Force, and wife, Becky, of Okemos, Mich.; and cousin, Pride Ratterree of Columbia, S.C.

Visitation: The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Boyce Memorial A.R.P. Church.
Funeral: Sunday at 2 p.m. at Boyce Memorial A.R.P. Church
Burial: Mountain Rest Cemetery
Officiated by: The Rev. Doug Petersen
Memorials: Charity of donor's choice
Funeral Home: Harris Funeral Home
Online Condolences:"
Mountain Rest Cemetery
Kings Mountain
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Record added: Aug 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15418848
Margaret Elder Ratterree
Added by: Judith Parker-Proctor
Margaret Elder Ratterree
Added by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Margaret Elder Ratterree
Added by: Elizabeth Olmstead
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- Elizabeth Olmstead
 Added: Oct. 10, 2008
May you enjoy the homecoming...
- Judith Parker-Proctor
 Added: Aug. 19, 2006

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