SHELBY-Mrs. Rebecca Farmer Peay, 88, of 5109 Ridge Street, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Wendover Hospice. A native of Calhoun County, Ala., she was born Feb. 12, 1924, daughter of the late Edwin Coleman and Willie Belle McLeod Farmer. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, and was very family oriented.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Parker Peay; one sister; and two brothers.
She is survived by two sons, William Coleman Peay and wife Shirley of Shelby, and Mark Parker Peay and wife Penny of Chesterfield, Va.; one daughter, Frances Hanzak and husband Gary of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Tonya Raines, Billy Peay, LeAnne Putnam, Heather Herring, Sydney Peay and Savanna Peay; six great-grandchildren, Ryan and Samantha Worley, Avery and Gracie Burleson, Austin and Layla Putnam; and one great-great-grandchild, Lilly-Ann Worley.
Visitation: The family will receive friends after the service at the church and other times at the home.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Covenant Church of God, Shelby
Officiated By: The Rev. Micky Pruitt
Burial: Will be at a later date
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com