Peggy Ann Lawing McBrayer, age 87, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019.
She was the daughter of the late A.O. Lawing and the late Nelle Scruggs Lawing and was a native of Belmont, N.C. Peggy was the widow of the late Dr. William Fisher McBrayer Sr. Peggy was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton where she taught Sunday School and was on countless church committees. She graduated Belmont High School class of 1949. She attended Woman's College in Greensboro for two years and transferred to University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Peggy married William F. McBrayer Sr. in Belmont, August 13, 1955. Peggy and Bill had two children.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. After graduation she began work as a Social Worker for the Rutherford County Department of Social Services. She later worked with Bill at his dental office for many years. Peggy was involved in the Rutherfordton Community as a member of the Rutherfordton Garden Club, American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Girl Scout leader, Pioneer Council board member, N. C. Department of Resources, Social Services Commission, reading volunteer at Rutherfordton Elementary School, Substitute teacher, Domicilliary Rest Home Board,
Rutherford County Zoning Commission and a member of various women's golf associations. Peggy's hobbies and passions were; grandchildren, golf, gardening, hiking, travel and Lake Lure.
She is survived by One Daughter: Louisa McBrayer Koken and her husband Robert of Greenville, SC. One Son: William F. McBrayer Jr. and his wife Milena of Rutherfordton. Two Brothers: Drew Lawing and his wife Nicole; Arnold Lawing and his wife Vicki and five grandchildren.
The Memorial Service was held at First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church; 264 North Main St.; Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills; P O Box 336; Forest City, NC 28043
McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family.