Peggy Charlyeene Whitehead

Published 4:31 pm Monday, February 18, 2019

Peggy Charlyeene Whitehead passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. She was born on September 22, 1939 in Roan Mountain, Tenn., and was the daughter of Dayton and Mollie Whitehead of Whitehead Hill, Roan Mountain. She was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church and was retired from North American Rayon in Elizabethton.
Peggy enjoyed spending time with her daughter, granddaughter, son-in-law, and her grandpups, Josie and Candy. Most of her days were spent with special friends at Blue Ridge Housing in Elk Park, N.C. Her life-long love was watching NASCAR and cheering for Jeff Gordon. She also enjoyed her early morning visits to the RAMS Rack in Newland, N.C.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Davis of Roan Mountain; granddaughter and husband, Kaylea and Derek Shelton of Elizabethton; sister, Geraldine Arney of Hampton; and a special niece and husband, LaGina and David Vaught of Jonesborough, Tenn. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dayton; her mother, Mollie; brothers, Byrl, Brady “BL”, Lawrence, Gene, Vernon and Darrell Whitehead; and sisters, Lola Butler, Voretta and Ruth Hill and infant Joyce Elizabeth Whitehead.
A special thank you to the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center PCU, Chaplain/Hospice of JCMC, The Waters of Roan Highlands and friends at Blue Ridge Housing in Elk Park, N.C. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to RAM’s Rack – Avery County, NC, P.O. Box 234, Newland, NC 28657.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at Little Mountain Baptist Church with visitation from 5 to 6 p.m., with a short ceremony following at 6 p.m. (125 Little Mountain Church Road, Roan Mountain, TN 37687). Music will be provided by Mountain Rose. Condolences may be sent to our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Whitehead family.

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