Peggy Jean (Garrett) Laird, 71, a retired school teacher of Lacy Lakeview, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at a local care center. Funeral service will 2 p.m. today April 22, 2014, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Huff and the Rev. Archie Hoffpauir officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Ida Cemetery in Westville, Fla. with Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva directing. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 21,2014 at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Peggy was born February 8, 1943, in Anniston, Ala., to Bernard and Evie Garrett. She graduated from Oxford High School in Oxford, Ala. Westminster College and Jacksonville State University in Alabama with a B.S. in Secondary Education. She received her Master of Arts Degree in American Studies from Baylor University. Peggy married Glover Laird in 1965 and they had one son. She loved teaching school for 33 years, the last 29 years at Connally High School teaching English, American and World History, and American Government and Economics. She was a long time member of the Waco First Church of the Nazarene where her favorite thing was singing in the choir. Peggy is survived by her husband, Glover A. Laird, of Lacy Lakeview; her son, Eric Douglas Laird, of Bryan; two brothers, Thomas Edward Garrett and his wife Pat, of Montgomery, Ala. and Billy Joe Garrett and his wife Beverly, of Anniston, Ala. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, many cousins including five double first cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 22, 2014