Peggy Chason Smith, 88, of Clayton, NC, passed away at home on Monday, January 17, 2022, following a year-long battle of metastatic lung cancer. Peggy was born in Hoke County on October 28, 1933, and grew up in Lumber Bridge, NC. Peggy was the daughter of the late James Harold and Leona MacFadgen Chason, and was survived by her sister, Mary Shelton of Myrtle Beach, SC, and her brother, Daniel (Danny) Chason of Lumber Bridge, NC. She was predeceased by her sister, Zelda Ayscue of Charlotte, NC, and her brothers, Harold (Hallie) Chason and Ronald (Ronny) Chason, both of Lumber Bridge, NC.
Peggy met and married her late husband, Howard Smith, in Charlotte, NC. They were married on May 9,1953 and had three children together. Their final home together was in Matthews, NC. After Howard passed away in 2008, Peggy moved in with her daughter in Raleigh, NC, and they moved to Ormond Beach, FL; and recently settled in Clayton, NC.
They are survived by her children, Jeff Smith of Tega Cay, SC, Elizabeth Anthony of Clayton, NC, and predeceased by Alice Orr of Mt. Crogan, SC. They have eight grandchildren, Jennifer West of Rock Hill, SC, Sarah Anthony of Durham, NC, Micah Orr of Rock Hill, SC, Katelee Orr of Chesterfield, SC, Andrew Anthony of Wake Forest, NC, Oliver Smith of Tega Cay, SC, Zach Smith of Tega Cay, Christopher Rushing of Charlotte, NC, and Mitchell West of Columbia, SC; five great grandchildren, Hailey Johnston, Ethan West, Marissa Brown, Ezra Rushing and Grayson Rushing, and predeceased by Matthew West; and two great-great grandchildren, Isabelle West and Adeline West.
A public Celebration of Life and graveside ceremony for both Peggy and Howard will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Chason Family Cemetery, 1551 Chason Road (Hoke Co.), Lumber Bridge, NC.
In lieu of flowers, Peggy requested that donations be made in her and Howard’s honor to a charitable organization or to someone that is in need.
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