SHELBY - Peggy Joan Robbins Strickland, 78, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Rutherford County on Feb. 20, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Gwendolyn Proctor Robbins Abner and James Robbins.
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She was raised by her grandparents, the late James Fuller Proctor and Addie Proctor. Peggy retired from The Cleveland County Clerk of Court. She was very active in retirement, being very involved in her church and local politics (which she always had an opinion about). She had a love of reading which she passed to her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Allen Strickland; her parents, Gwendolyn Abner and James Robbins; and her grandparents, James and Addie Proctor.
She is survived by her brother, James "Bud" Robbins and wife Adolyn. She was mom to children, Joey Strickland and wife Denise, Gwen Huss and husband Greg, Kim Davis and husband Sam, Mark Strickland and Paulette Pegram and husband Bob. She set an example of how to be a servant at church, in the community and in our families.
As Nana she left behind 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Kari, Allen and Lauren Strickland, Eric and Matt Huss, Steven and Stephanie Davis, Shawn Strickland, Chasity Walker and husband Johnathan, R.H. Pegram and wife Audrey and their son Landon, and Zack and Addie Pegram.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cecil Burton Funeral Home, and other times at the family home
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at Putnam Memorial Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Bryan Glisson and Gary Marburger
Burial: Will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150, Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, 1146 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 or Monneyham Library (where she was major contributor to the large print section) 240 E. Main St., Forest City, NC 28043
Guest registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY
106 CHERRYVILLE RD. SHELBY, NC 28150-4208
Published in Shelby Star on May 8, 2014