Margie South Idol (March 25, 1933 - June 27, 2013)

Margie South Idol (March 25, 1933 – June 27, 2013)

Dear TWS Friends–There will be a memorial service for Margie South Idol,  the wife of Dr. John L. Idol, on July 13, at the Boone Unitarian Fellowship Hall–381 E. King Street (the main street)–at 3 p.m. with lifelong family friend Sterling Eisiminger officiating.

Margie, 80, of Brookwood Avenue, Burlington, a native and former resident of Watauga County, passed away June 27, 2013, after a 40 year battle with dermatomyositis.

She leaves behind her husband, John L. Idol, Jr. of the home; one brother, Stanley South  of Columbia, S.C.; two nephews, and three nieces.

She married John, her high school classmate, on Thanksgiving Day in 1955, when she was a freshman at Appalachian State and saw him through his Ph.D at the University of Arkansas as primary breadwinner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Idol Family Cemetery Fund, in care of Joe Idol, 7045 Old Highway 421 South, Deep Gap, North Carolina, 28618.

Online condolences may be sent to the Idol family and additional information can be viewed at: