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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
Commander Margaret Lucille Covington (Lou) USN Ret. passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019, at Scotia Village in Laurinburg, NC. She was born January 9, 1919, and had celebrated her 100th birthday last January. Lou was the daughter of Thomas L. and Sue Thomas Covington who preceded her in death along with an infant brother and two sisters, Marty T. Covington and Suzanne McLean.
She was one of the first naval flight nurses in WWII and flew the injured troops out of combat zones in the pacific to the states.
Cmdr. Covington retired from the Navy after 22 ½ years. She then taught in the nursing schools at Sandhills Community College and Richmond Community College.
Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Scotia Village in Laurinburg on Thursday, May 30th, at 11:00 am with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Scotia Village Foundation.