ANDERSON, S.C. - Mrs. Ella Margaret "Markey" McGaw died April 12, 2006, at 11:15 a.m. at Anderson, S.C., Medical Center.
Mrs. McGaw was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert (Al) McGaw and is survived by one son, James Albert McGaw II and wife, Dr. Sam McGaw; three daughters, Julia Book of Ashville, N.C., Peggy Soliz and husband, Conrad Soliz of Anderson, S.C., and Joy Gilmore and husband, Keith Gilmore of Hillsboro, Ohio. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Markey was born in Shelby, Ohio, on April 28, 1917, and moved to Thomson in 1995. She was a member of Thomson Presbyterian Church. Before marrying, Markey attended Dennison University in Granville, Ohi,o where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority. Like her husband, Markey donated her body to the Medical College of Georgia for medical research.
A memorial service was held at Thomson Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2006.