Peggy Whitt Ray

March 11, 2017

WEAVERVILLE – Peggy Whitt Ray, age 71, of 158 Ivy Hill Road died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Ray was born June 20, 1945 in Madison County and was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life. A 1963 graduate of Mars Hill High School; she did sewing for 30 years and then worked as a manager for Photo Quik on Merrimon Avenue. She was a member of Ivy Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Her parents, Donald and Eugenia Metcalf Whitt as well as her brother, D.L. Whitt preceded her in death. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Mimi. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Robert Ray; daughters, Tammy Ponder and husband Alvin and Lora Freeman; sisters, Marie Emory and husband Rev. Worth Emory, Louise Gillis and husband Bill, Ann Dugger and husband Charles and Edith Whitt; brothers-in-law, John Smith and wife Phyllis and Richard Norton; grandchildren, Jordan Burchette and husband Rev. Mason Burchette, Cody English, Derek Ponder and Lucas Fore; and great grandchildren, Emmeline Burchette, Landon and Hailey Ponder. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home with Rev. Worth Emory and Rev. Mason Burchette officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. “To My Dearest Darling Peggy, you knew my love song for you was now and forever more - “Like a River to the Sea.” For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Ray’s obituary at
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