MARGUERITE A. WINBON
Died Sept. 15, 2007
RALEIGH -- Marguerite Anderson Winbon, 74, formerly of Fremont, died Saturday. She was the widow of Carl J. Winbon and had resided in Raleigh in recent years with her daughter, Donna. Marguerite was born in Maryland to the late Claus Alfred and Bertha Marshall Anderson. Preceding her were sisters, Velva Coon of Salem, Ore., and Betty Blakeman of Lexington, Ky.
In Wayne County, she worked with the county for 26 years of which 21 were as secretary to the county Fire Marshall. Upon her retirement in 1992, the Wayne County Fireman's Association awarded her the G. Edgar Summerlin Fireman of the Year Award. She remains the only non-firefighter to earn the Award. In 1979, the "Woman of the Year Award" was presented by the Wayne County Fireman's Ladies Auxiliary, an organization she helped create. She was also instrumental in organizing women's auxiliaries within the Fremont Fire Depart-ment and Fremont Rescue Squad.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Elmwood Cemetery, New Section, Fremont, with the Rev. Doug Johnson officiating. Visitation will immediately follow in the Fremont Mis-sionary Baptist Church fellowship hall.
Surviving is her daughter, Donna Winbon; son, Doug Winbon of Deep Gap; granddaughter, Jenna Winbon of Boone; brother-in-law, Robert Blakeman of Lexington, Ky.; sisters-in-law, Edna Earle Pippin of Fremont and Kay Goggin of Hixon, Texas;
eight nieces and nephews in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Oregon.
Memorials are suggested to the Fremont Fire Depart-ment, P.O. Box 417, Fremont, N.C. 27830 or to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St Mary's St., Ste. 400, Raleigh N.C. 27605.
Wilson Memorial Service, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com., (252) 237-7171.
Published in Obituaries on September 19, 2007 2:22 PM