Margaret (Acree) Gaskins

July 25, 1931 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 90)


Margaret Acree Gaskins, of Russell Springs, KY,  passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation, in Jamestown, KY.  She was 90 years of age.

Born on July 25, 1931, in Russell Springs, KY, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Algie Hughes Wilson.  Margaret enjoyed studying nutrition, spending time outdoors, and was a member of Gideon’s Auxiliary International.  She volunteered  for many years at the Russell County Hospital Auxiliary Services.  She was very proud to be a life-long member of Fairview Baptist Church, where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Bible School.  Margaret and her late husband, Ed, were humanitarians who volunteered, contributed, and donated to many causes within the community.  Margaret truly had a servant’s heart for those in need around her, but most of all,  she dearly loved her family. 

Survivors include a son, Robert Acree, of Knoxville, TN; two daughters, Kathy (and Tony) Tupman, of Jamestown, KY and  Sharon Acree, of Russell Springs, KY; two step-sons, Steve (and Mary) Gaskins, of Louisville, KY, and Michael (and Liz) Gaskins, of Justin, TX; two step-daughters, Kathie Andrew, of Russell Springs, KY,  and Jeneal (and Tim) Loy, of Nancy, KY; nine step-grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifford Acree, who passed away November 17, 1959, her second husband Edvert “Ed” Gaskins, who passed away January 6, 2018; a son, Montie Acree; a granddaughter, Joni Tupman Campbell; six brothers, Bryon Wilson, Kenny Wilson, Leon Wilson, Phillip Wilson, Brigham Wilson, and Gloyne Wilson; and two sisters, Barbara Montgomery and Gay Hadley.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating.  Burial will follow in Russell Springs City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM Monday, until time of services.

Pallbearers for Margaret will be Tony Tupman, Larry Bernard, Tim Loy, Jacob Loy, Matthew Loy, and Marshall Sample.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gideon’s International.

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September 6, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

Funeral Service
September 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

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