Peggy Joyce Shipman Souther

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Fletcher ~ Peggy Joyce Shipman Souther, 74, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Universal HealthCare Center. She was a daughter of the late Edward and Christine Wilson Shipman. Peggy was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Shipman and two brothers, Charles and Bobby Shipman. Mrs. Souther is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wade Souther; a daughter, Sharon Lipe and her husband Ralph, of Fletcher; a sister, Gwen Marshbanks of Asheville and one grandchild, Kelly Cook and her husband, Shane of Hendersonville. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Reverend Todd Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Green Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813

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  1. Sharon,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. When my mother passed away, it felt like I had lost my best friend. I really feel for you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Dear Wade and family, We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Peggy. Our Symphathy is with your family. Sincerely Bill Cogburn and family

  3. We know this is a very difficult time for you all, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Peggy was a wonderful woman who always went out of her way to be kind and considerate of those around her. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. May God bless you and bring you comfort.

  4. To Sharon and the family of
    Joyce Souther, I pray that the Lord will be your source of comfort.

    In Christ,

    Rick Shaft

  5. Sharon, Ralph and Kelly, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how hard it is to give up someone that you love so much. The trials of this world can never touch her again. Her smile has not left her face since her feet touched Heaven’s shore. She is talking and visiting with all her friends and loved ones who have gone before her, and I imagine her running up to Jesus every few minutes saying ‘Thank You’ for letting me come home. God’s grace will get you through. Love to you all, Gerri

  6. Our prayers are with the family today. Thank God for that blessed hope we have of seeing again our loved ones who trusted in Christ. I enjoyed talking with Peggy the last several months and I will miss her. Since our Lord never grows weary, He is able to give strength to the weary. Peggy was always pleasant. During our conversations, I sensed that she was totally and thoroughly lost in the hiding place of His presence… May God bless and comfort you.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you and your family. Bless you and Ralph and Kelly and Shane.

  8. Sharon, Ralph, Kelly and Shane,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Peggy was a Godly woman, wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, a Christian woman who always thought first of her family and of others. She will be missed by me and many others.
    When I think of Peggy, I have to say she was ALWAYS A LADY.
    May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob be with you at this sad time and may you let Him carry you through this difficult time.

  9. So sorry to hear about the lose of your loved one. Peggy was such a beautiful person, She will be missed by all. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

    Ray and Dot Whitaker

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy was always good to me and a kind person. I know she will be missed

  11. Kelly and Family,
    There has not been a time since I have known you that you haven’t spoke of your Granny and how much you loved her. My prayers are with you during this hard time and you will always be in my heart. There are always angels among us and now your Granny is with them.

  12. Ralph, Sharon, Sister and Brother,

    Know that I am here for you all in this hard time of loss and I love all of you so!! Peggy is now jumping around and dancing with angels and filling her cheeks with the sweestest fruits that we could ever imagine!! She will be waiting for us at the gates of heaven with that contagious smile and outreached arms for a reunion to remember. I love yall!!!

  13. Sharon, Ralph, Kelly and Shane,
    Please know that our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Peggy was such a joy to know and a blessing to my mom. She will be missed by all. We loved her very much.

    Ronda and Betty

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing Peggy with me and allowing me to care for a great and kind lady.

  15. You are in my thoughts and Prayers, I will be thinking of you all. And Remember God will give you Grace to make it thru this.

  16. Ralph,Sharon,Kelly,Shane
    I am so sorry for your loss, I know how it feels to lose someone you love so much, but she is happy now in heaven , no more pain and she will always watch over you guys.May God be with you now and help you thru this hard time. Sorry i cant be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    love you guys and miss you
    Bonita Allen
    Bonita Springs

  17. Kelly & Family
    You all are in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. Kelly, you are so blessed to have all the wonderful memories in your heart of your much loved Granny. Please know I’m here if you need anything. Love you! Jessica

  18. Sharon, Ralph, Kelly and Shane,
    We will continue to pray for your family during the coming days. We pray you can take solace in that God has her in His hands, and take comfort in the many happy memories of your Mama and Granny.

    Love, Danny,Tina,Brittany and Jordan Garren

  19. Thank you all for helping us to celebrate my granny and her life. We have each been blessed to have her in our lives and forever in our memories.She is the most wonderful Grandmother anyone could ever wish for and I know she will be watching over her many loved ones from heavens doorway.

  20. Dear Sharon and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. Please know that I am thinking of you and hoping that you know how many people here in Brevard love you and share in your loss because we care about you so much. With love and sympathy,

  21. Sharon and family we are so sorry to hear about Peggy our paryers are with you all. Claudia McMinn, Michael and Debbie Bishop

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