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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Peggy was always such a kind soul, a beautiful lady, and an awesome cook. I can remember her smiling and laughing. So glad to know she is in a better place with no suffering.
Submitted by Susan Eatmon on Mar 12 2017 08:55:54 PM
Peggy you were my best friend . So many memories I WILL always keep of you in my heart. Heaven has gained another angel. You will be missed..
Submitted by Madeline and Dexter Hensley on Mar 12 2017 03:57:22 PM
Our hearts are broken. May we all find comfort in knowing God welcomed Peggy into her eternal home with the words "well done, my good and faithful servant." We love you all.
Submitted by Danny and Kim Ray on Mar 12 2017 03:19:58 PM
I love you so much you was always there for me I know I will see you in heaven someday.God got a beautiful Angel..
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