2009-05-11 / Obituaries

Juanita W. Peeler

Juanita Worthy Peeler, 77, of 203 Walnut Hill Farm Road, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at her residence.

She was born in Gaffney on Sept. 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Alonzo "Lonnie" Worthy and Amanda Eliza (Gibson) Worthy. Juanita was the youngest of four children - two brothers, the late William "Bill" Worthy of Shelby and the late Wilburn "Mann" Worthy of Gaffney, and a sister, the late Margie Worthy Bright of Gaffney, who passed away this year on January 27.

In her earlier years, Mrs. Peeler was a seamstress with a textile company in Gaffney and later became a cosmetologist, owning her own business in Longwood, Fla., where she raised her children. Juanita returned to Gaffney in 1994 to retire. She volunteered her time at the LDS Family History Center, focusing on genealogy and helping families locate ancestors and other family history. She very much enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

Mrs. Peeler was the widow of Daniel Peeler, whom she married on Feb. 7, 1951. She is survived by her son, Lonnie Daniel Peeler, of Winter Park, Fla.; two daughters, Pamela Jean Wiese of Bluffdale, Utah, and Deborah Kay Geilmann of Wilsonville, Ore.; and 10 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1- 2:30 p.m. at Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home prior to the service.

Online condolences may be made at www.shufordhatcherfuneralhome. com, where Mrs. Peeler's life tribute video may also be viewed.

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