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Peggy Blue McIntosh, 97 of Laurinburg, died on June 30, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Terry Hunt. Family visitation in the church fellowship hall will follow the service. Private graveside services with Peggy’s family will be held prior to the funeral.
Peggy was born on March 30, 1921, the seventh of nine children born to Albert Floyd and Mary Linker Blue. With the exception of a year studying at Peace College in Raleigh, NC, Peggy spent her entire life in Laurinburg. She began working in the Laurinburg City Schools in her mid 20s. Peggy retired from the Scotland County Schools after more than 34 years of service, most of that time serving as secretary to the superintendent of schools.
Peggy was active in the community throughout her life. She volunteered at Scotland Memorial Hospital, first as a “Gray Lady” and then in other capacities well into her 70s. She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Peggy was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church. She sang in the choir for decades, and for years she reported to the church every Monday morning to count the money from Sunday’s offerings and prepare the bank deposit. Peggy was generous in her support of many charitable organizations, but she shied away from any public acknowledgement of her contributions.
Peggy, like most people as good-hearted as she, had numerous close friendships, many of which lasted more than a half century. She loved taking trips to places near and far with her various groups of friends. Peggy achieved her goal of visiting all 50 states when she was in her late 70s. Peggy was a member of numerous bridge clubs over the years and continued playing bridge after she moved to Prestwick Village. She was always physically active. Peggy enjoyed playing golf, and rumor has it she did some cartwheels on the golf course when she was in her 80s “just to see if she could.” She stopped riding a bike only when her physician threatened to go to her house and remove the bike himself.
Peggy dearly loved her family. She cared for her mother in the last years of her life, and she helped care for her sisters when they were sick. Her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews have been blessed by their relationships with Peggy. She supported them in the way each person needed, whether it was having a tea party, giving a shoulder to cry on, delivering a pep talk, or providing a place to call home.
Peggy looked for the good in all people and in all situations. Her positive outlook sustained her, and those who loved her, until the end of her life.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was predeceased by her eight siblings; Floyd Linker Blue, Shore Blue Lytch, Elsie Earnhardt Blue, Daniel Albert Blue, Sarah Blue Dean, Nellie Blue Hoyle, Archibald Franklin Blue, and John Burton Blue. She was also predeceased by her niece, Sally Lytch Twiddy; her nephew, James Blue; her great nephew, Jamie Lytch; and her great niece, Marlin Dean Davis. Peggy is survived by her fourteen nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.
Peggy’s family would like to thank the staff at Prestwick Village and Scotland Regional Hospice for the good care they provided her. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 101 West Church Street, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or to Scotland Regional Hospice, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the McIntosh family.