In Memoriam – Peggy Joyce Chaney

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Peggy Joyce Chaney(May 11, 1933 – Dec 30, 2011)

Peggy Joyce Chaney was born on May 11, 1933, the ninth daughter of eleven siblings, to Rev. Robert Lattie Chaney and Winnie Moss Chaney in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Please keep the family in mind as we struggle to deal with the unexpected loss of our sweet angel and Kevin’s dear mother, Peggy.

Peggy had a beautiful voice and sang in the choirs as well as solo at Eastside Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, both of which she was a member of.

Peggy is best remembered for the decades she cooked at Peggy’s Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, which she co-owned with her sister, Loretta Chaney. Stories are still told in Kings Mountain of her cooking, including her renowned biscuits.

Peggy’s hobbies included gardening, cross-stitch and helping anyone and everyone who needed a helping hand. Her gentle spirit, mischievous personality and warm, ready smile endeared her to everyone who ever met her. Peggy’s absence leaves a hole in all of our hearts.

Peggy died on December 30, 2011.

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22 Responses to In Memoriam – Peggy Joyce Chaney

  1. Leslie Strahan May 12, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    I wanted to thank Ms. Peggy’s family for posting her recipes and wisdom. I just stumbled upon her website looking for a recipe that my mother made for new potatoes. My mother passed away unexpectedly this February 2017. Ms. Peggy’s cooking is just like my mom’s and is a comfort for me to have as a live through the first Mother’s Day without my dear mother. These recipes are like having my mom here to guide me. A heartfelt thanks. Your mom your be proud for passing on her legacy.

  2. Victoria Sadler January 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I was so blessed and honored not only to know Mama Peggy, but to be loved and embraced by her as a daughter. What a true honor that will always be to me. She has inspired me in so many ways. She was a true servant of God and her actions always mirrored her words. I strive to be more like her. I will always, always miss her smile, her laugh, her love….and her incredible spirit. What a treasure she was.
    ~ Victoria Sadler, Saint Petersburg, Florida

  3. Doug Schwartz January 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Every time that I now think of Mama Peggy, my eyes fill up with tears. Is it because of what a beautiful and kind soul she was and always made me laugh, or is it because she’s passed on. Probably both… Miss you and love you always Mama…
    ~ Doug Schwartz, Largo, Florida

  4. Shirley Younce January 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    My heart is broken at your passing. Your sweet smile and soft voice will be forever in my memory. How blessed I am to have known you, and though sad at your passing, there is comfort that you have found your eternal rest.
    ~ Shirley Younce, Lincolnton, North Carolina

  5. Michael Eaker January 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I’m sorry for your loss and she will be missed so much by so many. You are in my heart and my prayers. My condolences to all.
    ~ Michael Eaker, Bessemer City, North Carolina

  6. Sara & Stan Broome January 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Peggy was a treasure to everyone who knew her.
    ~ Sara & Stan Broome

  7. Fred Tate January 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Peggy always met me. as well as others, with a smile and friendly greeting. She always sang those spirituals as though the words were coming from the heart. Undoubtedly her friendly hellos and her gracious ways caused many to recognize that here was a special person. I always felt a little attachment to the Chaneys through Odell’s marriage to my uncle Herman Tate. May God bless you all as you remember her.
    ~ Fred Tate, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

  8. Tony Day January 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    RIP PEGGY
    ~ Tony Day, Kings Mtn, North Carolina

  9. Ann Chaney Wood January 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    My condolences to all the family.
    ~ Ann Chaney Wood, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

  10. Beryl Ross Hambright January 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    My condolences to all the family. I used to sing with the girls years ago.
    ~ Beryl Ross Hambright, Grover, North Carolina

  11. Mary S. Accor January 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Mary S. Accor, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

  12. Joyce Cline Howell January 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I was so sorry to hear of Peggy’s death. Her smile and laugh were a delight to hear. We were friends from way back(at the Bonnie). Bless you, Peggy, and God bless your family.
    ~ Joyce Cline Howell, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

  13. Pattie Gaffney Capps January 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Dear Chaney Family,
    It is hard to understand why our loved ones are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing that she was a special part of a well-lived life. Hold onto your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness. My father just thought the world of her. On most mornings, he would open the barber shop, turn the air or heat on, get the Observer in and then walk down to the restaurant and get his usual “fix” that Miss Peggy would make for him. Would you believe that it was a fat back biscuit and a cup of joe. Then he would go back to the shop and begin his day. They loved and respected one another. She will be missed, she took care of so many people in her life time. Loved her customers and they her. May God’s love make your grief bearable.
    ~ Pattie Gaffney Capps, Kings Mtn., North Carolina

  14. Elaine Burton January 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    There are no words to express how much Peggy will be missed and cherished in the hearts of all those that knew and loved her. To know Peggy was to love her,she just had a way about her that invited you in. I miss her dearly and know that she is walking with God now… love you Miss Peggy!
    ~ Elaine Burton, Kings Mtn, North Carolina

  15. Jamie Chitwood January 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    I remember going to Peggy`s restaurant when i was young, mom and dad took us there as a treat, very good food and even better people, Kings Mtn. has lost a treasure.
    ~ Jamie Chitwood, Conway, South Carolina

  16. Lou Mauney January 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Thoughts of Peggy make me smile. There are so many fond memories of her. I know you have your favorite memories also. Remember Peggy & imagine her singing to Jesus with that golden voice! She will be missed by all whose life she touched.
    May God comfort you today.
    ~ Lou Mauney

  17. Pam Nickell January 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Mere words fail to express the depth of our grief. You will be greatly missed. Kevin and Victoria, if there is anything I can do, please let me know.
    ~ Pam Nickell, Charlotte, North Carolina

  18. Debbie Hullender January 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Dear Chaney Family,
    We are very saddened to know that Peggy has left us. I can close my eyes and taste a Peggy’s Cheeseburger w/ slaw (which my dad says was Lucille’s creation – he remembers from his childhood w/ Doug). Everytime we went to the restaurant – he, Peggy,Loretta and whoever else was there would recall the “old days”. Please know that you are in our prayers. May God bless and keep you in his loving care as we know he is even now caring for Peggy. Her smile, warmth, and cheeseburgers will be greatly missed.
    ~ Debbie Hullender (daughter of David and Margaret Hullender)

  19. Kathy Custer January 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Rest in peace, and blessings to the family.
    ~ Kathy Custer, Reading, Massachusetts

  20. Sonya Gregory January 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Dearest Kevin,
    Your Mother is so precious to me! I think you already know this! She was the perfect Mother, friend and Christian. You are so blessed to have her for your Mother. I look forward to the day when we meet again in Heaven! All I have to do is close my eyes and I can hear her sweet voice in the Second Baptist Church Choir, when we sang “The King Is Coming.” I love you Kevin, & if there is anything you need, just ask.
    ~ Sonya Gregory, Shelby, North Carolina

  21. Sandra Dupree January 1, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. ~ Sandra Dupree, North Carolina

  22. Debbie & Rick Terry January 1, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Rest in peace Peggy! You were a wonderful, dear, sweet lady and you will be greatly missed!
    ~ Debbie & Rick Terry, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

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