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Peggy Meggs Carey

May 7, 1928 — May 31, 2024


Peggy Meggs Carey, 96, of Oakboro, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Peggy was born May 7, 1928, in Polkton, NC, to the late B Ashley Thomas and the late Grace Allen Thomas. She was also preceded in death by daughter, Mary Susan Meggs; husbands, Joseph Henry Meggs and Benson Carey; ; 5 brothers, Otis, Bayne, Jack, Joel, and Don Thomas; 6 sisters, Gary Dunn,  Almeda Nall, Rachel Baucom, Alice Sommer, Maxine Myers, and Louise Lee.

Peggy was a faithful christian.  She was a past member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church for more than 60 years, where she was choir director and singer.  She was a current member of First Baptist Church Oakboro for more than 30 years, where she also sang in the choir.  Peggy proudly worked as a homemaker, salesperson and professional seamstress.  She will be remembered for her large personality, great storytelling and being a great southern lady that was always well put-together.  Peggy was very self-sufficient, a hard worker, and great money manager.  She also had an excellent memory and thoroughly enjoyed her crosswords.  She loved her visitors and always kept up with the news.  Most of all, Peggy was a loving Mama, Granny, and sister.  She will be forever loved and greatly missed.

Survivors include daughter, Kathrin Meggs Coble-Peek and husband, Bill, of Oakboro; daughter, Teresa Meggs Whitley of Oakboro; daughter, Linda Meggs Hartsell and husband, John, of Locust; sister, Sue Thomas Tucker of Oakboro; 7 grandchildren, Traci Coble (Rick) Greene, Susan Whitley (George) Harris, Joey Coble, Jennifer Coble (Jimmy) McHenry, Jonathan (Lauren) Hartsell, James (Leah) Hartsell, and Joshua (Jennifer) Hartsell; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2024, at First Baptist Church of Oakboro.  The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm, officiated by Rev. Jonathan Waits. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery, 4167 Rocky Mount Church Road, Polkton, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Oakboro Building Fund, 322 N. Main St., Oakboro, NC 28129.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Carey family.

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