May 28, 2024
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Margaret Watson Malone

1930 – 2022

Margaret Watson Malone, 92, died on January 24, 2022, at her home in Kemp. She was born on May 7, 1930, in Honey Grove, to Eddie Frank Watson and Clarice Edna Elmore Watson. She married Cleatus Ray Middleton in 1957 and had 32 years with him.  

Mrs. Malone is survived by son, Stan Mathews of Kemp; daughters, Gloria Ruthart Brewer of Kemp, and Deborah Harley of Mabank; three grandsons, Gary Benton of Ft. Worth, Waylon Ruthart and Chelsea Ruthart of Mabank, and William Ruthart and Adawna Ruthart of California; granddaughter, Teri Mauldin and Denver Mauldin of Mansfield; sister, Lena Mae McFarland of Grand Prairie; nine great-grandchildren Chaz Ruthart, Taylor Radamacher, Alexis Ruthart, Wyatt Ruthart, Kara Benton, Carson Benton, Emily Mauldin, Kason Fuqua and Hadley Ball.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Karen Dolores Benton; and brother, Dois Watson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.