Marguerite S. Cutchins

Published 12:25 pm Friday, August 7, 2015

BOYKINS — Marguerite Smith Cutchins died on Aug. 6, 2015.

Marguerite was born on March 14, 1932, in Branchville, Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Joseph William “Bill” Cutchins, and by her parents, Luther Godwin Smith and Libbie Davis Smith DeLoatche; grandson, Zachary C. Cutchins; brother-in-law, E. Charles Cutchins; sister, Joyce S. Stanley; brother, Godwin L. Smith; and niece, Yvonne S. Turner.

She is survived by her children, William D. Cutchins (Tammy), Kevin S. Cutchins (Rosalind) and Beverly “Boo” C. Van Straten (Michael); and five grandchildren, Alexis Cutchins, Nicholas Cutchins, Kelsey C. Beard (Andrew), Lindsay Cutchins and Jack Van Straten. She is also survived by a niece, Denise S. Rountree, and a nephew, Dale G. Smith.

Marguerite graduated from Boykins High School and Longwood College majoring in Business Education. She taught at Franklin High, Boykins High, Newsoms High and Southampton high schools for many years.

As a member of the educational organization Delta Kappa Gamma Society International since 1974, she served as president of Gamma Delta chapter and in other offices and committees. She was selected as Tidewater Coordinating Council Chair of Iota State. As a member of Boykins United Methodist Women and Boykins United Methodist Church, she served in various offices and committees.

The Celebration of Life ceremony will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, in Boykins United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hee Won Cho and the Rev. Michael Baugham officiating, followed by visitation and reception in the fellowship hall.

The 4 p.m. graveside service will be at Beechwood Cemetery following the reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children’s Center in Franklin or to the Boykins United Methodist Church.