Margaret McNamara

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FRANKLIN—Margaret Blades McNamara, 85, passed away on Sept. 2, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side.

She was a daughter of the late James William Blades Sr. and Lessie Mae Harrell Blades, and was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. McNamara was a member of Somerton United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, L.J. “Mac” McNamara; one daughter, Deborah Susan Waldroup and husband, Mike; two sons, Russell A. Davidson and wife, Ruby, and Carl William McNamara and wife, Carolyn; five grandchildren, Jamie Andrews, Jason Davidson, Chad Waldroup, Melissa Davidson and Kelly McNamara; and three great-grandchildren, Shelby and Cole Waldroup and Vanessa Davidson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Somerton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Hanson, the Rev. Becky Gwaltney and the Rev. G.C. Branton III officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, in Wright Funeral Home, and suggests memorials be made to Somerton United Methodist Church, 8610 Whaleyville Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23438, or Franklin Cooperative Ministries, P.O. Box 1214, Franklin, VA 23851.