All About Mama Peggy

(May 11, 1933 – Dec 30, 2011)

Peggy ChaneyThis is the web site of Peggy Joyce Chaney, daughter of Rev. Robert Lattie and Winnie Moss Chaney. Peggy was born in 1933 and lived her entire adult life in the Kings Mountain area of North Carolina, where she was best known as the cook for Peggy’s Restaurant (which was in business for over 25 years, owned and operated by her sister, Loretta Chaney). Peggy was one of eleven children, known to some of Kings Mountain’s older residents as one of “those Chaney girls”. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, which was founded and pastored by her father. She was also a former member of Second Baptist Church, also in Kings Mountain, which her father pastored as well.

Peggy had one son, Kevin Lovelace, with her first husband, Bob Lovelace. She briefly helped operate a restaurant with Bob named “Bob’s Drive-In” in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s (at 509 E. King Street in Kings Mountain).

During Peggy’s later years she lived in the Kings Mountain Manor senior community in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, in an apartment beside her sister, Sherry Chaney Short (who was also a fixture at “the cafe”). She had hoped to publish a cookbook of her favorite recipes, as well as many sought after recipes from Peggy’s Restaurant. She loved to hear from visitors to this web site, and always encouraged the users of MamaPeggy.com to drop her a line from time to time. We still uphold that tradition around here.

Peggy Chaney died on December 30th, 2011. She is greatly missed.

– Kevin Wicasta Lovelace (Peggy’s son)

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Edna Lochamy

What a great compliment to your MIss Peggy… that you continue to share her memories and recipes.
No cook could ever ask for more.
God bless you in the loss of your dearly beloved Miss Peggy.

gene brown

I was stationed aboard the USS Siboney, homeport Norfolk Va. in the fifties and used to hitch hike home to Georgia on week-ends. The trip carried us through Kings Mountain, at that time was a 90 degree turn to head south. Because of the turn the ride that was had faded out and hence always a lay over in KM. My friend and I ate in a resturant there and if my recollection serves me right it was Peggys. Good food and company made me want to hurry on home, thanks for some wonderful memories.
gene brown
rockmart, georgia

Peggy Chaney was most widely known as the focal point (meaning she was the cook) of Peggy’s Restaurant in Kings Mountain, NC for over twenty years (mid 1970’s to the mid 1990’s), where she worked for her sister, Loretta. She was the daughter of Rev. Robert Chaney and Winnie Moss, married Bob Lovelace (with whom she had one son, Kevin), and later married James A. Childers (with whom she had no children). Peggy is now retired and lives alone in a senior community in Kings Mountain, beside her sister Sherry. She continues to be a blessing to those who know her. This web site was provided so that she might reminisce about her life and family, and perhaps post a recipe or two.

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