Margie Lee Moir Baber passed away on November 7th, 2013 at the age of 75 at her home in Newland. She was born January 31st, 1938 at Crossnore, NC, the daughter of Robert William Moir of Walkertown, NC and Edna Elsie Vance Moir of Pineola. She is predeceased by her former husband Fred W. Baber Jr. She is survived by four children: James Edward Baber, Jeanne Elizabeth Baber Curran and husband Wesley, Lois Suzanne Baber, Fred W. Baber III and wife Kathleen Boring Baber; eight grandchildren:, Secily Evans, John-Marc Curran, Michael Curran, Zachary Curran, Robert Curran, Philip Curran, Jake Baber and Egan Baber; ten great grandchildren, and one brother: Robert L. Moir and wife Janet Elliott Danforth.
Margie grew up in Pineola, and attended Pineola Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Crossnore High School in 1956, where she was an All-Conference Basketball Player and an Honor Student. She attended Berea College and UNC-Greensboro. Her early professional career was in Social Services in Virginia and Florida. She also owned and operated a residential cleaning service in Florida and North Carolina for more than twenty years.
Margie was an avid reader and activist in local politics, serving as a poll worker in numerous elections. A life-long avid cat lover, she also enjoyed gardening, cooking and vigorous conversation on a wide range of interests and books.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 9th at 2 PM at the Cuthbertson Family Cemetery in Crossnore, NC. Lt. Michal Chapman will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Margie’s memory to the Avery County Humane Society, 279 New Vale Rd., Newland, NC 28657.
November 9, 2013
Cuthbertson Family Cemetery
Crossnore, NC 28616