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Peggy Gryder

May 4, 1950 December 28, 2017
Peggy  Gryder
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Obituary for Peggy Gryder

Mrs. Peggy Jo Anderson Gryder, age 67 of Hays, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at home.
A private memorial service will be held.
Mrs. Gryder was born May 4, 1950 in Wilkes County. She was retired from American Drew. Mrs. Gryder was a hardworking, very strong willed, intelligent, patient Christian mother, grandmother, wife, sister, gardener, gatherer, taxidermist, artist, seamstress, builder, fisher, lover and humane preserver of all God’s creations.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Garthia A. Bowers and Rethia B. Anderson Bowers and a brother, Tommy Bowers.
In addition to her husband, Willard C. Gryder of the home, she is survived by a daughter, Teresa Gail Watkins and husband, Robby, of Hays; a son, Joey Keith Shumate and wife, Teresa, of North Wilkesboro; four grandchildren, Joseph Tyler Shumate, Robert Lyle Watkins, III, Ricky Lane Watkins, and Mason Scott Shumate; two great grandchildren, Aubree Grace Shumate and Jaxxon Lee Shumate; four sisters, Hellen Wagoner and husband, Jerry, Thelma Wright, Marie Miller and Brenda Crosby; and three brothers, Jimmy Bowers and wife, Mary, Michael Bowers and wife, Debbie, and Dewey “Buster” Bowers and wife, Karen.
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