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Marie Pilgreen, 88, went home on Monday, March 7, 2016. She is survived by three daughters, Susan Pilgreen, Carolyn (Butch) Shelton and Marilyn (Gerald) Phillips; two sons, Dwight Pilgreen and Tom Pilgreen; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, John Thornton, Jr.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Julius S. Pilgreen, her parents John and Evelyn Thornton; and one brother, Paul Gross. Marie was a member of Decatur Highway Church of Christ and Magnolia Garden Club. She also volunteered with the American Cancer Society where she earned Volunteer of the Year.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to  Por Los Ninos/Family Life Missions, c/o Michael Rivas, P.O. Box 78782, Nashville, TN  37207 (662)324-8472. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9, 10-11 a.m. with the service following at 11 a.m. in the chapel of The New Gardendale Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Gardens.
Published on  March 7, 2016
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