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Obituary for Margharetta Gregory Brake
Margharetta Fitzbugh Phillips Gregory Brake
After a long and happy life, Margharetta Phillips Gregory Brake of Eatonton, GA passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018 at the age of 89. She was the daughter of John Alexander Phillips and Selina Swann Phillips of Eatonton. Margharetta was born in Eatonton on March 31st, 1928 and being the daughter of a cotton broker spent her childhood traveling between New Orleans, LA and Eatonton. She was married to Colonel James M. Gregory Jr. of Eatonton in 1946. Having been married to an Air Force Colonel, Margharetta and her family had the opportunity to live in several cities and countries around the world. After the sudden death of her first husband in 1971 Margharetta married Charlie T. Brake in 1973. Margharetta was a lover of dogs, nature, her family and all things beautiful. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children, James Madison Gregory III of Stone Mountain, GA, Patricia Gregory Wilson, Steven Rosser Gregory and Elizabeth Reid Gregory of Eatonton. She is also survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Margharetta also leaves to mourn her passing a sister, Elizabeth Phillips Carr of Pennsylvania. Donations may be made in her name to Butterflies and Blooms in the Briar Patch, a butterfly habitat in Eatonton.