Margaret Lankford Gauldin

November 30, 1926September 19, 2020

Margaret Lankford Gauldin, age 93 of Humboldt, died September 19, 2020 at Humboldt Nursing Home.

She was born on November 30, 1926 in Jackson, TN to the late Joseph Milton and Mai Russell Lankford. She was a long-time resident of Humboldt where she was an active member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She was a past member of the Tuesday Bridge Club, 18 Book Club, West Tennessee Story Tellers, Exchangettes, among many others. She and her husband loved their travels around the country, especially a six-week trip to Alaska.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin O. Gauldin; daughter, Caroline Gauldin; and her sister, Sarah Anne Nichols.

She is survived by her daughters, Fran Williams of Humboldt, TN and Nancy Speck (Floyd) of Dyersburg; grandchildren, Catherine Thomas (Ray) of Castle Pines, CO and Michael Speck (Becky) of Nashville; great grandchildren Valerie Thomas and Gavin Thomas of Castle Pines, CO; and honorary great grandchildren, Presley Goolsby and Austin Goolsby.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Hollywood Cemetery. Friends may gather and visit with the family beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the building fund of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1528 Presbyterian Dr., Humboldt, TN 38348

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of long-time friends, George A. Smith and Sons of Jackson.


  • Gathering of Friends and Loved Ones

    Saturday, September 26, 2020

  • The Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 26, 2020


Margaret Lankford Gauldin

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