August 27, 1923 ~ July 29, 2020

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Novella Davis Pegg, 96, died on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Cranberry House, Newland, NC.

Novella was born in Buncombe Co. to the late Ben Walter and Misha Haynes Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul James Pegg.

She was a member of Covenant Community United Methodist Church, Emma’s Grove Baptist Church, and was a longtime Fairview resident.

Mrs. Pegg is survived by her daughter, Coe Ann Trent and husband James Trent, Jr., of Clemmons, NC; sons, Paul Pegg, Jr. and wife Susan, of Caldwell, ID, and Steve Pegg and wife Becky, of Hickory; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grethel Rickman.

A private family service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain. The Rev. Dan Robinson will officiate.

Memorials may be made to MediHome Hospice, 1955 Newland Hwy, Newland, NC 28657.


Funeral Service: August 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. I still have a quilt pattern she gave me years ago. I loved visiting her and her showing me all the things she was working on. She was a great neighbor.

  2. So sorry to hear about Aunt Novella. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  3. Mrs. Pegg was a wonderful person and we loved living next door to her. She was always “Grandma Pegg” to us and she will be deeply missed.

  4. Coe Ann, it has been years since we have seen each other and while that saddens me I know that we all have a different life to lead. I remember my mom talking about your mother and sharing memories of things they had been involved in. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things you will ever do in life. God can and will give you comfort during this difficult time. I pray for His guidance and comfort. Try to reflect on the memories you have because that helped me after the loss of both of my parents.

  5. So very sorry for your loss,remembering you in prayer. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Pegg was a very dear friend to our family, and we have missed her living next door the past few years. Keeping all of the family in our prayers.


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