Margaret Mattie Bowers Thornburg passed away peacefully on November 6, 2021 at the age of 90. She was born at home outside Pittsboro, NC on January 12, 1931, the daughter of Willie and Eva Bowers, of Chatham County. She graduated from Pittsboro High School in 1949.
On April 11, 1952, Margaret married Bobby H. Thornburg in Greensboro, NC, where they lived for over 40 years. While living in Greensboro, Margaret worked many years for both Sears and Wrangler. Her hobbies were gardening and yard work, cooking, sewing, and various crafts.
After retirement for both Margaret and Bobby, they moved from Greensboro back to Chatham County to be closer to both families. They have now lived in Siler City, NC over 20 years and were members of the Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church in Pittsboro.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bobby Thornburg of Siler City; daughter and son-in-law Debra and Wayne Hucaby, of Raleigh; sister and brother-in-law Maxine and Jack Tillman, of Sanford, NC; sister Betty Jean Bowers, of Pittsboro; and sister-in-law Joyce Bowers (Sherman), of Siler City.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Eva Bowers; brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Betty Lou Bowers, of Franklinville, NC; brother Sherman Bowers (Joyce), of Siler City; and brother and sister-in-law John Calvin “JC” and Estelle Bowers, of Siler City.
On Saturday, November 13, 2021, the family will receive visitation from friends and family from 1PM to 2PM, followed by a brief Funeral Service and Committal, all at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave, Siler City, NC. 27344 (919) 742-2151 https://smithbucknerfh.com/.
Margaret will be interred at the Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hickory Mountain UMC for cemetery maintenance. Please make checks payable to “Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church”, FOR cemetery maintenance, 201 Hadley Mill Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312. We thank you very much.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Total Life Care of Siler City for their devoted care for Margaret, as well as for Bobby. Total Life Care, 106 Village Lake Rd. Suite A, Siler City, NC 27344; (919) 799-7275; https://tlcathome.org/.