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story.lead_photo.caption Peggy Rose McElveen

Peggy Rose McElveen passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at age 87. She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, James E. McElveen and her parents, Curtis E. and Myrtice M. Pennington. She leaves behind one son, Thom Rayne, one grandson, Timothy McElveen, one great-grandson, Jacob McElveen, and many long-time friends from Archview Baptist Church and Life Line Baptist Church.

Peggy was active in all her churches from an early age, serving as the primary church pianist in each of them for over 40 years. She loved to travel and enjoyed many adventurous trips with James as they explored the Eastern United States in their R/V. Before retiring, Peggy worked in banking, real estate, and insurance variously as executive secretary, computer data entry clerk, and office manager, among other positions. Since retiring, she enjoyed a number of years traveling before health issues limited her activities outside the home.

Visitation will be from 3-7 pm, Sunday, November 22, 2020, in the Garden Room at Roller Chenal Funeral Home with services following 10:30 am, Monday, November 23, at Life Line Baptist Church. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.

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