Margie Faye Thorne Chaffin – Obituary

By  | April 30, 2019 | Filed under: Cutshall Funeral Home, Obituaries

Margie Faye Thorne Chaffin, age 74, of Iuka, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 after a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born to the late Leonard and Marie Thorne on August 6, 1944. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bob W. Chaffin; a son, Michael Chaffin; her brothers, Roger Thorne and James Harris Thorne; her brother in law, Benny Chaffin; and her nephews, Mark Chaffin and Jordan Chaffin. Margie and Bob operated the Sears Catalog Store in Iuka for 21 years where she was affectionately known as the “Sears lady”. For the last 15 years, Margie owned MFC Sales and Finance and worked with her son-in-law Phillip at his law office in Tishomingo. Most of all, Margie was the epitome of a loving Mother and Grandmother. She poured her heart and soul into her children and grandchildren. Margie leaves a legacy of hard work, perseverance and fierce loyalty to those she loved most. Margie is survived by her daughter, Camille Whitehead and her husband Phillip of Tishomingo; her grandchildren, Butler Whitehead of Tishomingo and Courtney Chaffin of Corinth; her brother, Steve Thorne (Deborah) of Belmont; her sisters, Barbara Barron (Grandle) of Southaven, Annette Lindsey (H.B.), Betty Joe Cole (Harold), all of Booneville; and her sister in law, Linda Chaffin of Booneville. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS is entrusted with arrangements. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Tishomingo Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. Family and friends are invited to attend. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Chaffin’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. An online guest book may be accessed at

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