September 5, 1931 ~ June 25, 2020

Born in: Fayetteville, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Peggy Warren McCorkle of Arden, North Carolina died at Elizabeth House in Flat Rock on Thursday, June 25, 2020, after a period of declining health.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Don, as well as their three children: Renée Park (Fred), Leslie Harpster (George), and Pressley McCorkle. A loving mother and devoted wife, she also delighted in her grandchildren: Jennifer Park Croft, Emily Harpster, Drew Harpster, Sasha McCorkle, and Trey McCorkle. She was a great-grandmother to Khadyn Bible and Kairi Harpster. Her several nieces and nephews all have vivid memories of their “Aunt Peggy”.

Peggy lived most of her married life in Burlington, North Carolina, where she was extremely involved in volunteering for the hospital auxiliary. She served as president of the auxiliary board and was active in the North Carolina governing board of that body. A long-time member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, she worked for many years with the Weekday Church School there. A voracious reader, her sharp mind and quick wit were appreciated by all who knew her. She was a fierce supporter of her family, but she demanded respect and expected a certain level of good behavior. The infamous “flip flop” was proof of that.

After moving to Arden three years ago, Peggy’s world became smaller, but continued to revolve around Don and the rest of her family. She and Don settled into Trinity View Retirement Community and enjoyed the new friendships they made there. She faced many health challenges this past year, and the family is grateful to all the health care heroes who helped ease her pain, especially the wonderful nurses at Elizabeth House.

No service is planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to 4 Seasons Hospice/Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  1. Don, Renee, Leslie, and Pressley,
    We are all saddened by the loss of Peggy. There are just not enough words to let you know how much we loved her and will miss her. Peggy was a person who could always cheer you up just by talking to her. She was a spitfire with a sense of humor, definite opinions and a contagious laugh. That’s what we loved about her! We were not ready to say goodbye but she had been strong for a long time. Sending our love and prayers for peace and comfort today and always. Love, Lucille, Terry and David

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  2. We were blessed to be the McCorkle’s next door neighbors in Burlington for many decades. They were family and Mrs McCorkle was like a mother to us growing up. I believe my favorite memories were spending time with them after college and marriage – talking about the good old days and how different things are today. They will always be treasured family. Love you all.

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  3. There are very few people who can make you feel like you’ve known them forever; that was the first impression we had of Peggy and Don. My husband and myself felt like they were family from the start. Though we visited only a few times we were hooked. Leslie and Jody are our very best friends and so we’ve kept up with how things were going. It saddens me to have such an intelligent, gracious, funny lady leaving us now. I know she suffered greatly and I’m glad God has her in his arms. I pray that this grieving family will know how much she was loved, and will be comforted by her love for them.

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  4. So sorry to hear of your loss … she was always such a delightful person to be around. We have missed she and Don in the neighborhood. Give him our special condolences…. hope he is well! We will be thinking about you all at this sad time!🙏❤️

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