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Margie Suggs Candler: Boiling Spring Lakes

1946 – 2016

    Margie Suggs Candler of Boiling Spring Lakes passed away Monday, July 18 at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was 70.
    Mrs. Candler was born May 7, 1946, daughter of the late Isaac and Cleo Clubb Suggs.
    Her love of music since the age of four prompted her to attend Central Wesleyan College and Atlantic Christian College where she graduated with a music degree.  Mrs. Candler worked as a teacher for several years then taught private piano lessons until she became a substitute teacher for Brunswick County Schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Boiling Spring Lakes where she played the piano for forty years.  She loved spending time with her precious grandchildren.
    Leaving to cherish her memory are her husband of 45 years, Robert Candler; son Chris Candler and wife Loretta of Boiling Spring Lakes; sisters, Daphene Suggs of Tabor City and Clara Etheridge of Florida; three grandchildren, Zoe, Shae, and Alec Candler; and several nieces and nephews.
    Family planned to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.
    Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Friday, July 22 at First Baptist Church of Boiling Spring Lakes with Rev. John Roy officiating. Burial was planned to follow at 2 p.m. at Old Zion Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Tabor City.
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