WEAVERVILLE – Peggy Whitt Ray, age 71, of 158 Ivy Hill Road died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her residence.
Mrs. Ray was born June 20, 1945 in Madison County and was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life. A 1963 graduate of Mars Hill High School; she did sewing for 30 years and then worked as a manager for Photo Quik on Merrimon Avenue. She was a member of Ivy Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Her parents, Donald and Eugenia Metcalf Whitt as well as her brother, D.L. Whitt preceded her in death. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Mimi.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Robert Ray; daughters, Tammy Ponder and husband Alvin and Lora Freeman; sisters, Marie Emory and husband Rev. Worth Emory, Louise Gillis and husband Bill, Ann Dugger and husband Charles and Edith Whitt; brothers-in-law, John Smith and wife Phyllis and Richard Norton; grandchildren, Jordan Burchette and husband Rev. Mason Burchette, Cody English, Derek Ponder and Lucas Fore; and great grandchildren, Emmeline Burchette, Landon and Hailey Ponder.
Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home with Rev. Worth Emory and Rev. Mason Burchette officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
“To My Dearest Darling Peggy, you knew my love song for you was now and forever more - “Like a River to the Sea.”
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Ray’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Wednesday March 15th, 2017
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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Gladys Williams lit a candle on Mar 15 2017 01:18:01 PM
Tammy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. See is in a better place. A new woman with a new pain free body. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and comfort you at this time.
Submitted by Sam & Diane Morgan on Mar 14 2017 08:45:07 PM
Please know that you are deeply loved. Your mother certainly knew she was loved. Getting to be around you, Tammy and Lora, on a regular basis is such a powerful reminder of how precious each moment is and how love is powerfully packaged strong and close to the bone, real women with big smiles that light up a room, just like their mom. Your hearts must be torn open and as they are now broken yet again, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Kay Clark on Mar 14 2017 11:34:11 AM
Tammy your family are in my thoughts and prayers love yall
Submitted by Cathy Webster on Mar 14 2017 08:44:41 AM
Tammy I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, I pray for comfort and peace be with you and the family. Sending my Love! Tara Edwards McDaris
Submitted by Tara Edwards McDaris on Mar 13 2017 08:55:42 PM
So sorry for your loss .Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this time. Peggy was a sweet and kind person always thinking of others. God Bless All of you .
Submitted by Ruby Fore and Family on Mar 13 2017 07:56:11 PM
Jennifer Selman lit a candle for Peggy Whitt Ray
Jennifer Selman lit a candle on Mar 13 2017 07:46:51 PM
My prayers are with you during this time. God Bless
Submitted by Steve Honeycutt on Mar 13 2017 02:34:40 PM
From everything I've read about Peggy, I wish I had known her. Sending condolences, prayers for strength, positive thoughts, and peace for her loving family and friends. Peace be with you.
Submitted by Caroljean Mazza on Mar 12 2017 10:10:23 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go to meet our Lord. You will be missed Mrs. Ray.
Submitted by Darren Perdue on Mar 12 2017 09:25:09 PM
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