MCGAUGHEY, Martha Denning
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Martha Denning McGaughey, 96, of St. Simons Island, GA passed away Wednesday evening, November 20, 2013, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home under Hospice of the Golden Isles care. She was born in Macon, Georgia on August 27, 1917, to the late Benjamin Franklin Denning and the late Lillian Kaiser Denning. Mrs. McGaughey graduated from Decatur High School and attended Georgia State College. She was married to the late Andrew Dickens McGaughey, Jr. in July 1937. Mrs. McGaughey was a homemaker and taught Kindergarten in Marietta, GA. before moving to St. Simons Island. She had been a resident of St. Simons Island, GA for 37 years. She was a member of the Jr. League, Marietta Garden Club, Marietta Country Club, First Presbyterian Church and had a passion for Cooking, Bridge and Traveling. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Andrew Dickens McGaughey, Jr; brother Horace Denning; and sister Jean Weisbach. She is survived by her three children; Andrew (Dick) McGaughey and wife Marsha, Janis M. Rodriguez and husband Cesar; and W. Cary McGaughey; three grandchildren Christine Cohen and husband Ben, Kimsey Rodriguez, and C. Denning Rodriguez; two great grandchildren, Harper and Alexandra Cohen; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at a later date, with burial in Marietta GA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of the Golden Isles or Cassina Garden Club for Cabin Restoration. Arrangements are under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium in Brunswick, GA. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit our website at
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