She was respected among Democrats and Republicans alike. But after more than a decade as chairperson of the Democratic Party of Nacogdoches County, and countless years of service to her community, Margaret Hume has passed away. Hume died of a heart attack around 11:30 this morning in a Nacogdoches doctor's office. Friends and family say that she seemed perfectly healthy at a Democratic Party meeting last night. She will be remembered for her shining personality, and leadership among her party and community.