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OBITUARY: Margaret Chappell Tennant

HAMLET — Margaret Chappell Tennant, 80, of Hamlet, passed away at her home Sunday, May 14, 2023.

She was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Richmond County, daughter of the late Fred Charles Chappell and Alma Clark Chappell.

Margaret was a family oriented lady and her family came first. She loved all of her family, especially her great-grandsons, Dawson and Dylan. She was the glue that held her family together. She served as a pastor’s wife to her late husband, the Rev. Jimmy Tennant, for more than 55 years. Margaret loved going to yard sales and enjoyed watching birds from her back porch.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Jimmy Tennant; sons, Curtis Tennant and Tommy Tennant; brothers, Sam Chappell and Harold Chappell; sisters, Pauline Chappell and Martha Chappell; and her beloved dog that passed alongside her, Girl.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lisa Tennant of Hamlet; granddaughter, Christine Russell of Rockingham; grandsons, Dawson Russell and Dylan Bryant; brother, Buck Chappell (Barbara) of Hamlet; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 1-2 p.m. at Harrington Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow the visitation, beginning at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Harrington Funeral Home with Preacher John Daniels officiating. Burial will be held private by the family.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Lisa, 113 Sycamore St., Hamlet.

Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Tennant family.

Online condolences may be made at harringtonfuneralhome.com.

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