Margie Ann (McCarley) Lundy passed from this world on July 15th, 2023 at the age of 90. She was born on April 3, 1933, in Clay County Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Graham McCarley and James Wilson McCarley, her sisters Clythel ‘Jackie’ Tumlin, Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Joyner, and Lola Douglas, as well as her son Wayne Lundy and his ex-wife Debbie and wife Wanda, son-in-law Leon Tillman, grandson Bobby Lundy and great granddaughter Elizabeth Tillman. Survivors include her sisters Elizabeth Thornton, Faye Hill and brother Clyde James McCarley, as well son Bill Lundy and daughter Betty Ann Tillman, eight of her grandchildren and twenty-three of her great-grandchildren. She graduated from Reeltown High School in 1951 where she was a member of the Beta Club, an Honors Society. She then attended college in Tallahassee where she met the love of her life, Winston Lundy of Laurel Hill Florida, who was attending college there under the G.I. Bill. They were married November 11th of that year, because as Winston told her, that was the day he almost died in France, and he wanted instead to remember it as the day the best thing in his life happened. They spent the next 63 years together until he passed away from this world in 2014. Margie went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree from the Florida State University College of Education in 1965 followed by a master’s degree from there in 1969. For 30 years she taught primary school grades, finally retiring from Lula J. Edge Elementary in Shalimar. Besides her passion for teaching Margie was deeply involved with her family and friends. She enjoyed sewing for herself and made many outfits for the family and friends as well as quilts which are still treasured. As a young family they enjoyed camping and went on long summer travels across the country. The family enjoyed boating and water skiing, and Margie even learned to slalom ski. She served as a Girl Scout assistant troop leader in Tallahassee. After retiring to their farm in Laurel Hill Florida Margie and Winston enjoyed raising cows and goats, and Margie loved to watch her chickens roam freely about the yard. It was a great place to visit, and they often had visits from their extended family who enjoyed exploring the woods, fishing in the pond, watching the wildlife, and swimming in the pool. Margie will be deeply missed by all who knew her but there is comfort in the long and happy life she enjoyed and the knowledge that she is joyfully re-united with her ‘Sweetie’ Winston once more.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, July 19, from the Auburn Pentecostal Church with Pastor Ron Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in the Almarante Cemetery.