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Margaret Blankinship Woody

June 29, 2021

Peggy Woody, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Westminster Canterbury after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the wife of the late Bernard “Bob” Woody, Jr. for thirty-nine years.

She was born in Campbell County and graduated from Rustburg High School then attended Longwood College achieving an Associate’s Degree. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was a lifelong member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. Peggy was employed with General Electric, Reynolds’ Metals, and retired from Waytec Electronics.

Peggy is survived by two children, A daughter, Susan Woody-Markham (Mike) and a son, Steven Woody (Amy); two grandsons, Nick Woody and Blane Markham (Helaine), Also surviving her are two sisters, Judith Crance and Linda Marr, sister-in-law, Barbara Blankinship, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved dearly, as well as many special friends.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Nannie Blankinship; her sisters, Barbara Blankinship and Nancy Crance; brother, Gene Blankinship; and brothers-in-law Daniel Crance, Gerald Crance, and Donald Marr.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Dr. Nancy Dawson with interment in the Cumbie Memorial Cemetery in Rustburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The family wishes to thank everyone at Westminster Canterbury for their exceptional and compassionate care, especially everyone in Memory Support and Sixth Floor Healthcare.

Tharp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Tharp Funeral Home conducted by Reverend Dr. Nancy Dawson with interment in the Cumbie Memorial Cemetery in Rustburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church.

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I am so saddened to learn of Peggy's passing. She and I were in the Master Gardener group in Bedford together. The last time she visited our home, she brought us a Chestnut Rose from Poplar Forest. Every time our eyes rest on it, we think of Peggy. She was a special person. Her beautiful smile and graciousness will be greatly missed. I am so very blessed to have known Peggy and will miss her greatly.

Posted by Sharon Wrenn on July 13, 2021

To Susan & Family, Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Sending Love and Prayers during this time. Remember all the good Memories of your Mom.

Posted by Dianne Stedman on July 3, 2021

Peggy will be greatly missed by so many she was a bright light and a dear friend my prayers go out to all the family members the last few years have been tough for all of them I will cherish all my memories we made together and feel blessed she and her family chose me as a extra member of their family God bless her she will be greatly missed love to all

Posted by Sharon Stitham on June 30, 2021

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