Margaret Marlin, 78, of Chapel Hill, died Monday afternoon, April 1, 2013, in Columbia.
Mrs. Marlin was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Oscar and Maggie Neathery Ring. She was retired from Genesco Corporation of Chapel Hill after 43 years of service. Mrs. Margaret also was the former owner of the Dairy Bar and Country Diner restaurants in Chapel Hill. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.
Mrs. Marlin was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Marlin, who died in 1989.
Mrs. Marlin is survived by two nieces, Eva (Alvin) Ingram of Chapel Hill and Ann Mancha of Franklin. She was Me-Maw to Dana Ingram and her two sons, Jacob and Joseph Ingram; Teva (R.J.) Schillig and her children, Jayce and Sara Grace Schilling; and Nancy Freeman, Marcie Beech, Melissa and Ashley McDonald. Mrs. Marlin is also survived by a special friend and buddy, Brownie Leverette.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 4, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Douglas and Joe Coble officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Serivces was in charge of arrangements.