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Peggy Ruth (Sizemore) Smith

December 18, 1929 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 89)

Peggy Smith, 89, of Greensboro died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Pennybyrn at Maryfield.

Funeral will be 11:00 AM Monday, March 11, 2019 at George Brothers Funeral Service with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Peggy was born in Winston Salem; the third of six children to Macie Fulk Sizemore and Wiley Sizemore. She graduated from Mineral Springs High School and later moved to Greensboro with her beloved husband, Bill. There they made a home and raised their three children.  She worked as a bookkeeper and homemaker, always ensuring family dinner was on the table when Bill returned home from work each day.

Peggy loved spending time with others and over the years cultivated many life-long friendships, staying in touch with neighbors, coworkers and friends from every stage of her life with phone calls and visits.

A fierce but friendly competitor, Peggy enjoyed competition at all levels throughout her life from diving in high school to Duckpin bowling and board games with family, all culminating in being just shy of the designation of Life Master level champion in duplicate bridge. She played tournaments and with friends regularly until her health limited her mobility.

In the last few years, she became an avid watcher of Wrestle Mania, spending evenings with her grandson and great-grandsons watching her favorite - Roman Reigns.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Smith, to whom she was married for 58 years, her son, Ronnie Smith and his wife, Trish, and all of her siblings.

Peggy is survived by her daughters, Betty Hill, Vicky Smith, and Capi Landreneau; grandchildren, Brandy Edwards and Billy Smith, their mother, Jean Crane, and Wendy Simpson; great grandchildren, Dylan, Brandon, Aaron, Ben, Tyler, and Ian.

Frequent companions also included her fur children, Choo, Fluffy and Ozzie and her digital sidekick, Kindle which she used to continue her mastery with online bridge competitions.  She was practically undefeated when playing scrabble against her daughters.

Peggy will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff at Pennybyrn for their wonderful support and care of Peggy.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 PM Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the funeral home.

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