Obituaries

Peggy Loftis Blythe

04/14/1931 - 10/21/2022

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Obituary For Peggy Loftis Blythe

Peggy Loftis Blythe, 91, passed away in Hendersonville, North Carolina, on October 21, 2022.

Peggy was born on April 14, 1931, to Sara Botts Loftis and Tyrrell Taylor Loftis in Abbeville, South Carolina. After relocating to Brevard, North Carolina, Peggy graduated from Brevard High School and attended Brevard College. Peggy went on to obtain a nursing degree from the Mission Hospital School of Nursing and was proud to be a Mission Belle. Peggy worked as an industrial nurse at Ecusta in Brevard.

Peggy met and fell in love with Clarence Monroe Blythe, and they married on June 27, 1954. The two were inseparable. Peggy traded in her nursing career, choosing instead to devote her life to raising their two boys, Dennis Tyrrell Blythe, and Philip Monroe Blythe. Peggy’s devotion to her children was evident in all that she did.

Peggy was the ultimate mother-in-law, as well as a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. In her last years, she was blessed by her neighbors and friends, who went out of their way to be helpful to her. The family would like to extend a special note of thanks to her caregiver, Kelly Gosnell, Four Seasons Hospice and Life Care of Hendersonville.

Peggy was predeceased by her parents, Sara and Tyrrell Loftis; her husband, Clarence Monroe Blythe; and her son, Dennis Tyrrell Blythe. Peggy is survived by her son Philip M. Blythe (Sharon); Daughter-in-Law Rita Blythe; Grandchildren, Joshua Gravley (Laura), Jeffrey Blythe (Fay), Ashley Blythe McCall (Mike), Kimberly L. Blythe. Great Grandchildren, Tyler Blythe, Brady Blythe, Colton Gravley, Katie Honeycutt, Maddie Honeycutt, Ella McCall, and Terra McCall.

Services will be held on November 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, 2606 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina.

Memorial Donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28731

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  • 10/25/2022

    Phil, Sharon, Rita and the entire family we are so sorry for this loss. My memories of Peggy are from the earlier years except for one sweet visit about a year after Clarence became ill. She was always such a sweet and classy lady. Our prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your Mom, mother-in-law, grandparent, and great-grandparent. Cousin Sarah

  • 10/24/2022

    So sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. She was a second mom to me when Terry and I were in elementary school. In high school, I was visiting and we were discussing aging. She told me that as long as a woman could diet, dye and lie, she should never tell her age. Loved her so much!

  • 10/24/2022

    So sorry for your loss. Our memories of Peggy have smiles when we think of each occasion we got to be with her! May our God hold you close at this time. There's a party going on in Heaven. Love and prayers, Robert and Di

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