May 10, 1929 ~ April 6, 2020

Born in: Albemarle, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Margaret “Margo” Hurlocker McGee, 90, of Givens Estates, Asheville, died Monday, April 6, 2020.

A native of Albemarle, NC, she was the wife of James Conrad “J.C.” McGee and a daughter of the late Albern Walter Hurlocker and Mary Surrilla Lowder Hurlocker of Albemarle and was also preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Jones (Mrs. William Bain Jones, Sr.) and Martha Bledsoe (Mrs. Louis Adams Bledsoe, Jr.).

She is survived by two sons, James Walter McGee and his wife, Yvonne, of Taylors, SC, and Dr. Timothy Conrad McGee and his wife, Joan, of Lenoir, NC; her daughter, Constance Rebecca McGee Mabe and her husband, Steve, of Walnut Cove, NC; 5 grandchildren, Julie McGee Nix, Stephen McGee, Hunter McGee, Christopher McGee, Casey McGee and seven great grandchildren.

She was the granddaughter of the late Roland Dathie and Elizabeth Rebecca Bowers Lowder of Stanly County, NC and George Jackson Hurlocker and Catherine Evann Isenhour Hurlocker of Cabarrus County, NC.

She was an active member of Central United Methodist Church for more than 60 years and a member of the Ruth Circle. In addition, Margaret was a member of the Ruth Davidson Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution, Chapter A.D. of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and Gardeniers Garden Club. She was formerly a member of the Country Club of Asheville, the Junior Vetust Study Club, the Lanier Literary Club, Asheville Art Museum Auxiliary, the Symphony Guild, NC Water Color Society, the Children’s Welfare League and a former Board member of Brooks Howell Home.

She attended public schools in Albemarle and graduated from Virginia Intermont College Preparatory School in Bristol, Virginia. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.S. Degree in Home Economics, she specialized in Related Arts and Interior Design. Margaret also was an accomplished artist, painting in water colors and oils.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Norma F. Pulliam Chapel of Givens Estates. A private family burial was held at Lewis Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Margo’s home church, Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 NC 73 Hwy, Albemarle, NC 28001, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, Givens Estates Resident Assistance Fund, c/o Development Department, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to Central United Methodist Church.

Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian team is assisting the family.


Celebration of Life: October 30, 2021 2:00 pm

Givens Estates, Norma Pulliam Chapel
100 Wesley Drive
Asheville, NC 28803


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Mike and Betty Hamrick
    Shelby NC

  2. Mom, we are so blessed for you to have been a part of our lives. We love you Mom. Walter and Yvonne

  3. So sorry for your loss. I knew Margo in a Home Economics class and loved her laugh.
    She leaves me with nice memories.

  4. Margo I will miss you dearly. The smile you had went I entered your room. You will always be in my thoughts. Also J.C and Connie for being right there beside her. She is resting high on that mountain.

  5. Grandma,

    We will always remember you as a proud, charismatic woman who was full of life and adventure. We love you and will miss you greatly.

  6. Grandma,

    We will always remember you as a proud, loving woman full of life and adventure. We love you and will miss you greatly.

  7. We send our love to you, J.C., Connie, Tim, and Walter, and families. It was wonderful to
    have Margo as a dear friend for such along time. And all of you. Nancy and Charlie

  8. Margo was a gifted, inspiring, talented, Christian woman whose life touched and blessed countless persons.
    We miss you and claim the Resurrection for you. You are with us and always will be.

  9. We have been friends of Margo and JC for over 65 tears.It leaves a hole in our heart that Margo is gone but we know she is not suffering anymore.

  10. The memories of Sunday morning breakfast at “J.K.s” are so meaningful with the love that was shared. J.C. may God hold you with his love and fill the void that Margo leaves.

  11. J.C., We were so sorry to learn about the passing of Margo. We know that she will be missed by so many. We pray for God to give you strength and comfort during this time.
    Love in Christ, Frank and Jo Ann

  12. Dear Family,
    I was with sorrow that I learned of your loved one’s passing. I understand that she was proud of her DAR membership and I will notify James (Jim) when our Ruth Davidson NSDAR is able to hold its Memorial Service for our deceased members. May Our Lord’s Peace be with each of you. Sincerely, Sharon Byers Conner, Regent, Ruth Davidson NSDAR


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