Mrs. Gobbel was born in Bonaire, GA on December 11, 1925, daughter of the late James and Jimmie Lou Jackson Smith, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Gobbel in 2001.
She was born and raised on a farm in Georgia and graduated from Jackson High School in Miami, FL. She attended college in Miami where she met her future husband, Harry. After college during WW II, she was employed with the State Department in Washington, D.C. After the war was over she moved back to Miami and married Harry in 1946. They lived in the Miami area until Harry retired from the Postal Service in 1982, and then moved to Calhoun and made their home here. Margaret loved to share with her friends and neighbors peaches, oranges, apples or whatever else she had. She enjoyed baking and cooking and had been featured as Calhoun Times Cook of the Week.
Mrs. Gobbel is survived by her children, Patricia Gobbel, Carol Gobbel and Frank Gobbel; and Darwin Martin, whom she considered her adopted daughter, all of Calhoun; two sisters, Sarah Thomas of Sparks, GA, and Beatrice Chutes of Kansas City, MO; her grandson, Phillip Gobbel of Calhoun; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends and neighbors.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Margaret Gobbel will be conducted Saturday December 15th at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.
The Gobbel family will receive friends Friday evening, December 14th between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Belmont Baptist Church Kentucky Project, P.O. Box 2046, Calhoun, GA 30703, or to Lookout Mountain Community Client Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 1027, Lafayette, GA 30728.
Online condolences may be made and the guest booked signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, a legacy of compassion and care, is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Margaret Smith Gobbel of Calhoun.