Margaret Pryor

TUPELO – Margaret Livingston Pryor, 85, died on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. For the past year she had resided at AvonLea Assisted Living Center. She was born on Dec. 29, 1927, to John Howard Livingston and Jennie Belle South Livingston in Pontotoc County. She was a graduate of Sherman High School, attended Mississippi State College for Women and graduated from the University of Mississippi. She was a retired Mississippi school teacher who also taught in Louisiana and Tennessee. She was a member of the Calhoun City First Baptist Church, past member of New Century Club and a patron of the library.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City. Services will be graveside following the visitation at the Calhoun City Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Vance officiating. Pryor Funeral Home of Calhoun City is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean (Ray) Beech of Belfast, Tenn., Peggy (Carl) Hollingsworth of Byram and Billie (Robert Ira) Davis of Calhoun City; a son, John Pryor of Tupelo; seven grandchildren, Bill Beech of Shelbyville, Tenn., Margaret Anne Alias of Oxford, Daniel Smith of Hattiesburg, Virginia Morgan of Austin, Texas, Amy Hite of Louisville, Ky., Kristen Pryor of Arlington, Va., and Rachel Pryor of Pascagoula; three great-grandchildren, Parker and Sydney Hite of Louisville, Ky., and Mary Beech Alias of Oxford; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Livingston of New Albany; and three nephews and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tilden Pryor; her parents; and two brothers, Dr. Price and Stanley Livingston.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be donated to your local library.

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