Dan Kellogg Pavey, 63, left this life for the next on May 29, 2011, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy illness. He had been at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for several months.

Dan grew up in the Ocean Park area of Virginia Beach. After high school he enlisted in the Army where he proudly served for three years, mostly in Germany, which gave him the opportunity to travel extensively in Europe. Upon his return he worked for Smith Electric Company where he became a qualified electrician. Subsequently, he worked as a foreman for Bryant Electric Company for years. In 1980 he moved to Swan Beach in the Outer Banks of N.C. where he worked as a commercial fisherman. He became known for his ability to fix anything from electrical to plumbing to roofing, etc. A man of many talents, his friends say he was a Jack of all trades.

Dan was also a volunteer with the Carova Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed his help. In return, his friends always came through for himself and Edie whenever they needed help. Dan enjoyed living on the beach, reading, riding his Harley Davidson and driving his army truck. He also loved animals and always had a dog. His friends came to realize what his family had known since Dan was just a young child: he was a prankster. He was always thinking of ways to pull a joke on someone, or talking about the ones he pulled off. His laugh and enjoyment of life will be missed by all who knew him. Dan was a good man who had many lifelong friends.

Dan was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Viva Pavey. Left to cherish his memory are his partner, Edie McHale; his sisters and brothers-in-law: Joyce and Bill Werner, Helen and J. Warren Swain and Irene and Randy Sutton; his brother and sister-in-law: Keith and Margaret Pavey; his nephews: Perry Werner, J. Chris Werner and Jay R. Swain; a niece: Julie R. Riggs; many cousins, as well as many close and supportive friends.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Shirley Rain Pecor who helped Dan tremendously during his last couple months in the hospital, all the wonderful nurses and doctors at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the caring staff at DaVita Dialysis Center, as well as all his doctors in Elizabeth City, NC.

A memorial service and celebration of Dan’s life will be held at the Carova Beach Fire and Rescue Squad on June 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a memorial donation be made to the Carova Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad (2169 Ocean Pearl Rd., Corolla, NC 27927

Source: The Virginian Pilot Obituaries…Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater




Frances (Murphy) Peavey, 85, of Hendersonville, NC, died Monday, March 2, 2009. She was born November 9, 1923 in Thunderbolt GA. She was a singing waitress.

She is survived by a son Tom Peavey. A brother, John Murphy, a grandson, Johnathan Peavey, and a granddaughter, Natalie Stosak.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Linwood Peavey and Callie (Cooler) Murphy.

No local services are planned. A memorial service will be held in Florida.

Source:Memorial Solutions Website...Shuler Funeral com



Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

John F. Peavey, 91, of Lake Pointe Landing, Hendersonville, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at the Cardinal Care Center.

He was born Nov. 30, 1915, in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of the late Harold Forrest Peavey, a pioneering automotive engineer, and Georgianna Hurlin Peavey, a teacher of Wolfeboro and Jackson, N.H. He grew up in Chicopee and Springfield, Mass., where he attended school in Forest Park and Central High School. He was a chemical engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. After graduation in 1939, he worked at Spalding Sporting Goods in Chicopee until Jan. 1, 1941, when he volunteered for the first Army draft and reported to Fort Devens, Mass., as a private. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., for officer training school, attaining the rank of second lieutenant.

His patriotism, broad artistic skills, engineering genius and imagination led him to two careers: one as a reserve lieutenant colonel in the Army Ordnance Corps and the other as a registered professional engineer. He was the plant engineer for John H. Breck Inc. in West Springfield, Mass., manufacturers of the Beautiful Hair Breck line of hair preparations. A prodigious reader, he was continually educating himself, his wife and his children.

Hendersonville was the destination for a romantic never-forgotten weekend with his young bride on the eve of his departure for the Pacific in World War II. The couple retired to Hendersonville in March 1981 from Westfield, Mass. In retirement, he was able to devote time to his favorite hobbies: genealogy, horticulture and cabinetmaking. A successful hybridizer of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, he was able to cover the property on Peachtree Lane with exotic and unique varieties of these shrubs. In his workshop, he created fine custom furniture often styled along Chippendale and ancient Chinese lines, and restored antique furniture, all the while keeping an eye on his plant cuttings growing under fluorescent lights. He and his wife were long-time members of the First Congregational Church, where he served as sexton.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Ann Gordon Carman of Springfield, Mass.; his brother, William Langdon Peavey of Suffield, Conn.; four children, William Forrest Peavey, a real estate investor, and his wife, Sheila Godwin Peavey, of the Highlands and Cashiers area, Michael Pendexter Peavey, an attorney and federal trustee in bankruptcy, and his wife, Edna Brown Tetterton Peavey, of Wilson, Louise Gordon Peavey Wesson, a Latin and French teacher, and her husband, Laurence Nathaniel Wesson, of Blue Bell, Pa., and Charles Carman Peavey, an aeronautical engineer and government consultant, and his wife, Kara Kim Peavey, of Reston, Va.; seven grandchildren, Windsor E.A. Peavey McAdams of San Jose, Calif., Jonathan B.H. Peavey of St. Louis, Mo., Georgianna W. Wesson Rustell of Oxford, England, Ann Gordon Wesson of Surrey, England, Alice G. Wesson of the University of Dallas, Russell K. Peavey of the University of Virginia and Sarah K. Peavey; and two great-grandchildren, Gabriel J.W. and Lucy C.G. McAdams.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Hendersonville. His ashes will be interred in the church Memorial Garden. An online register book is available at

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.
submitted by WF Peavey



Josephine Jacobs Peavey, age 80 of Tabor City NC died Thursday June 13, 2012 in Siler City, NC. Born in Columbus County, on May 1, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Herman and Blanche Waddell Jacobs. She was the widow of the late William Lawrence Peavey, Sr.

She is survived by one son William Lawrence Peavey, Jr. and wife Pamela of Siler City, NC; two sisters: Bobbie Ward of Whiteville, NC and Maxine Reaves of Avon Park, FL; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son Markham Daniel Peavey, one sister and two brothers.

Visitation will be Friday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Inman Funeral Home Chapel, Tabor City, NC by Rev. Clark Whittington with burial to follow in Ocean Woods Cemetery, Myrtle Beach, SC.

A guestbook is available at

Source: Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City NC



Services for L. Joy McLean Peavey, of Fayetteville, N.C., are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville with burial in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The Rev. Annelle Waldron will officiate services.

Visitation is Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Peavey, 69, died Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence. She was a loving mother and wonderful wife.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John W. McLean and Gladys Hart McLean; and her brother, Wayne McLean.

Survivors are her husband of 46 years, from Brookhaven, Daniel Peavey; her two sons, Wilton E. Peavey and his wife, Ann, of Hope Mills, and Mark W. Peavey and his wife, Tina, of Clayton, N.C.; her two grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Ryan Harrell, and Jason Peavey; her two brothers, John L. McLean and Jerry McLean; and three sisters, Jo-Ann Capps, Grace Merritt and Lila Fay Nicholson.

Memorials may be made to Peace Presbyterian Church "Heating and Air Fund" 3203 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301.

source: The Daily Leader 2005



Mr. Markham Daniel Peavey, Sr., age 48, passed away Monday, May 10, 2010, in Cumberland County from injuries he received in an automobile accident. Mr. Peavey was born December 25, 1961, in Whiteville, NC, a son of Josephine Jacobs Peavey and the late William Lawrence Peavey, Sr.

He was in the construction business and attended Tabor City Church of God. Survivors in addition to his mother of Tabor City are three sons: Markham Daniel Peavey, Jr. of Fayetteville, Michael Shane Lowder of Shallotte and William Edward Peavey of Fayetteville; one brother: William Lawrence “Bill” Peavey, Jr. of Siler City. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 6-8 PM at Ward Funeral Home in Loris, SC, and at other times at the residence of the mother in Tabor City. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 14, 2010, at 2 PM from the Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach with the Rev. Clark Whittington officiating. Ward Funeral Home of Loris, begin of the skype highlighting is serving the family.

Visitation: Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 6-8 PM at Ward Funeral Home in Loris, SC, and at other times at the residence of the mother in Tabor City. Services: Graveside services will be held Friday, May 14, 2010, at 2 PM from the Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery in Myrtle Beach.

Source :Fayetteville Observer…May 13, 2010



Mary Elizabeth Peavey Tedder, 90, of D.W. Payne Road, Taylorsville, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville.

She was born in Georgia April 28, 1918 , the daughter of the late Barney Lee and Charity (Peavey) Peavey. She was a retired textile worker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Tedder; a sister, Carrie Lee Peavey; and a brother, Herbert Peavey.

Survivors include a brother, Elmer Norwood and wife Mary of Southport, N.C., and two sisters, Thelma Hayes of Bybee, Tenn., and Elsie Oates of Taylorsville.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday March 17, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Dagenhart and Rev. Eddie Shumate officiating. Burial followed in the Linney's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Notes of sympathy may be sent to the Tedder Family at

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Taylorsville Times NC 3/18/2009




Dennis Wayne Peavy, 52 of 216 E. Maine Ave. passed away on Oct 8, 2007 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Born Oct 16, 1954 in Brewton Ala, son of the late Grady Carlton and Dola Lee (Nelson) Peavy.

Survivors include his fiancé, Christy Howard; son Cameron Peavy of Milton, Fl; daughters, Freace Peavy and Vanilla Dawg both of Reno, Nev, Shannon Reep of Cherryville, brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Connie Peavy of Dawson Ill; sisters, Virginia Peavy of Castleberry Ala and Marie Peavy of Huntsville Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother and two sisters.

Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday from Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, Gastonia with Rev Mike Criswell officiating. Interment in Westside Gardens, Bessemer City. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are: Scotty Robinson, James Carter, Mike Bridges, Brad Denton, Jeff Day and Craig Lackey.

Arrangements are by Greene Funeral Services, West Chapel.

source: The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia NC Oct 13, 2007



Mrs. Frances Elizabeth (Browning) Peavy of West Jefferson, N.C. died Wednesday March 21, 2012.

She was born in Alabama but lived in Savannah, Ga. most of her life and in West Jefferson for the last several years.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple since 1949, a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class, Betty Boatwright Circle of the WMU, and the Cradle Roll Ministry.

She was retired from the City of Savannah, where she served as Play Ground Director for the Avondale Playground.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard H. Peavy to whom she was married 43 years, and a brother, Herman Browning, and son in law, Bobby Allen.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Frances Jones (Billy) of Savannah, Ga., Nancy Arnsdorff (Bruce) of Savannah, GA. and Willene Allen of West Jefferson, N.C.; two brothers, Bill Browning (Jackie) and Harlan Browning (Elaine); one sister, Agnes Browning Fuchs; sister-in-law, Ethel Browning; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Remembrances may be made to Calvary Baptist Temple or a Charity of your choice.

Visitation: 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Tuesday March 27, 2012 at Fairhaven Funeral - Hubert C. Baker Chapel, 7415 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Savannah, Ga. 31406.

Funeral Service: 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Hubert C. Baker Chapel with Dr. Charles G. Cooper, Sr. Officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Source: Fairhaven Funeral Home Hubert C. Baker Chapel Savannah, Ga. &



Mrs. Melody Anne Peavy Black, 48, of Advance, died on Friday, June 22, 2007.

She was born Sept. 5, 1958 in North Little Rock, Ark. to Lucious and Mary Lou Koone Peavy. Mrs. Black graduated from Olympic High School in Charlotte and attended First Assembly of God Church. Her family and friends were her life, and she made people she met feel like family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Koone Peavy, and a sister, Linda M. DeLaFuente.

Survivors are her husband of 22 years, David L. Black; 2 daughters, Lauren and Melissa Black of the home; a granddaughter; her father, Lucious J. Peavy of Advance; 2 brothers, Michael and Alen Pevey, both of York, S.C.; her father and mother-in-law, Curtis and Minnie Pack of Advance; an uncle; and a brother-in-law, Joel DeLaFuente of Indian Trail.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Entombment followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory in Clemmons.

Memorials: Hospice/Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.

source: The Enterprise Record , Davie County - Mocksville, NC



Nathaniel Peavy, 92, of Carolina Shores, died Monday, January 13, 2014 at his home. Mr. Peavy was born on October 12, 1921 in Long Island, NY, son of the late Nathaniel and Lulu Stewart Peavy. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mina P. Devaney, of Carolina Shores, Viola Lape, of Rockaway Park, NY, and Lillian Edwards, of Far Rockaway, NY.

He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army, while serving under Major General Maurice Rose, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Armored Division. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Ribbon with five battle stars. He retired as an Executive Assistant from the New York City Law Firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel. His other administrative duties included working for The Pullman Co., Industrial Relations Department; and was the Confidential Assistant to the President William Francis Gibbs of Gibbs & Cox, Inc.

Surviving are his wife, of 62 years, Audrey Ryan Peavy; daughter, Susan Baird, and husband, Gary, of Raleigh; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Megan Dew.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17th in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in Brunswick Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Family request in lieu of flowers memorials be directed to S.S. United States Conservancy, Box 32115, Washington, D.C., 20007. The S.S. United States was a major project of Gibbs & Cox during his employment. Private online condolences may be sent to the family at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.

Source:The Sun News on Jan. 15, 2014…Myrtle Beach online



The spirit of Elsie Peavy Grogan, 93, took flight late Friday evening, May 16, 2008 with her family by her side at home in Raleigh, NC.

Elsie was born in Havana, FL on March 30, 1915. She moved to Raleigh and married her best friend John H. Grogan, Sr. on September 2, 1936 who preceded her in death after 42 years of marriage. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother with a deep devotion to family and church. Elsie was an exceptional seamstress and a devoted member of Caraleigh Baptist Church. She is rejoicing to return to loved ones in heaven. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, John H. Grogan, Jr. and wife, Christine; daughters, Nancye J. Grogan, and Elizabeth A. Flora and husband, Stuart; and sister, Maurice P. Mitchell. Also her grandchildren, Bonnie G. Knott, John H. Grogan, III and wife, Maureen, Ron Watkins and wife, Tammy, Mike Grogan and wife, Catherine, Missie Boster and husband, Chris, Tracie Watkins, April Mitchell and fiance, Warren Berman, Kristen Mitchell and fiance, Dortch Lewis, Blair Grizzard and husband, Will, and April Flora. She was also blessed by her ten great-grandchildren, David, Brandon, Tristan, Elissa, Logan, Kaylen, Nolan, Leighanna, Corey, and Amelia.

A funeral service will be held Monday, May 19, 2008 at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh at 1:00 p.m.The family will receive visitors on Sunday May 18, 2008 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Montlawn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County.

Source: The News & Observer on 5/18/2008.



Mr. Lucious Joseph Peavy, 71, of Advance died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born January 16, 1937 in Macon, Ga. to James Frank and Annie Bartlett Oliver. Mr. Peavy was a member of Hillcrest Methodist Church. He grew up in Macon, was married and resided for most of his life in Charlotte. He was a top salesman for a major auto retailer and retired after 31 years. After his retirement he and his wife moved to Advance.

Mr. Peavy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Koone Peavy and 2 daughters, Linda Michelle DeLaFuente and Melody Anne Black, and 2 granddaughters.

Survivors are 2 sons, Michael and Alan Peavy, both of York, S.C.; and 2 sons-in-law, David Black of Advance and Joel DeLaFuente of York; 5 grandchildren, Asa and Ashley Phifer DeLaFuente and Jesse DeLaFuente of Rock Hill, Lauren Michelle Black and Melissa Danielle Black, both of Advance; and 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Burial followed at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. The family received friends Saturday prior to the service.

Memorials to Hospice/Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Source: The Enterprise Record Davie County NC



Mary Sue Peavy Sims, 89, of Asheboro, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002.

A celebration of life was conducted by the Rev. W. Christopher Thore at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church where she was a member.

She was born July 10, 1912, daughter of the late James M. and Cornelia Dean Peavy in Roanoke.

She served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and was honorably discharged as second lieutenant in 1943. She was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.

Throughout her career, she held various positions, the last being with Appalachian State University. Even after retirement and until very recently, she did accounting for First Line Active Wear, Wells Hosiery and Asheboro Housing Authority.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca S. Phillips.

She is survived by her daughter, Beverly S. Morton of Asheboro; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a very special friend, Ted Cooley.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 515, Asheboro, N.C. 27204.

Arrangements were by Ridge Funeral Home, Asheboro.

The Randolph Leader during February 2002, Randolph, Alabama


daughter of Barbara Peavey


Dr. Patricia "Patty" Chastain Howe, 71, of Raleigh, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday, January 13th at the Hospice of Wake County Home.

Patty was born on March 12, 1940, in Washington, DC to the late Charles Richmond Chastain and Barbara Peavey Chastain. She was a graduate of The College of William and Mary; obtained a MA in Russian history from the University of Hawaii; and earned a Ph.D. in French history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Patty was a professor of European History at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and she previously served on the faculties of North Carolina State University and Salem College. She spent a year in Paris on the Georges Lurcy Fellowship conducting research that culminated in the publication of her book, Foreign Policy and the French Revolution. Patty's passion for history and teaching inspired all who knew her. She not only found great joy in teaching, but also, in playing golf and tennis as well as attending the opera, symphony, and art exhibits. Patty was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. She found the fun in all that she did, and her positive attitude inspired all who knew her.

Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur King Howe, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Kari Howe Stoltz and her husband, Jerry, of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Haley Chastain Stoltz; and Elesa Ann Stoltz; and brother, Peter Chastain, of Greensboro.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18th at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17th at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27605.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or the University of St. Thomas History Department Scholarship Fund, attn: Cathy Cory, University of St. Thomas, JRC432-History, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55101.

Source: Brown-Wayne Funeral Home, Raleigh NC

husband of Marketta Peavey


May 15, 1943-May 8, 2008

James Ivey Sutton, 64, of 760 Cody Lane, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. James was born in Lenoir County to the late Preston Nunn Sutton and Pearl Anderson Sutton.

He worked over 31 years with the U.S. Postal Service and worked part-time with Herring's Grill for 50 years. James served with both the LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department and the LaGrange Rescue Squad. He was an avid race fan and enjoyed fishing.

James is survived by his wife, Marketta Peavey Sutton; two daughters, Belinda McCall and husband, Tommy, of Kinston, Kim House and husband, Mike, of LaGrange; two grandsons, Garrett House and Scott McCall and friend, Brooke Brown; great-granddaughter, Madison McCall; two sisters, Ellen Mae Smith of Goldsboro, Annie Ruth Herring and husband, Harold, of Goldsboro; special family friend, George Holland; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a brother, Sherwood Sutton; and a sister, Hattie Pearl Isler.

A service of remembrance was held Saturday, May 10, 2008, at 5 p.m. from LaGrange First Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronnie Hobgood officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Sandy Bottom Fire Department, 2178 Greene Haynes Road, Kinston, NC 28504. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

Source: Obituaries, May 11, 2008--Goldsboro News-Argus dot com