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Peggy Louise (Geurin) Meredith went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 20,
2022, surrounded by her family.
Peggy is survived by Bob Meredith, her husband of 65 years; four children, Bob (Elaine)
Meredith, Sue (Bruce) Besch, Julie (Dean) Danek, Marcia (Mickey) Johns; eleven
grandchildren, Joel (Rothman) Meredith, Kate (Dan) Meredith, Lindsey Meredith, Rachel (Tré)
Hill, Michael Besch, Joey (Alex) Danek, Peter (Emily) Danek, Thomas (Larissa) Danek, Anna
(Elias) Irick, Mitchell Johns, Meredith Johns; one great-granddaughter, Scotland Monroe Danek.
She is also survived by her sister, Patty Sue Davenport, and brother, Norris Isaac Geurin.
Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Laura Bell (Wofford) Geurin and Smith Corbett
Geurin; brothers Johnnie Warren Geurin, Raymond Arthur Geurin, Wayne Newton Geurin, and
Paul Herman Geurin; sisters Blanche Smith Geurin and Marjorie Sunshine Milton; grandson
Carter Michael Johns.
Peggy was born September 10, 1932 in a log cabin in Dover, Tennessee the seventh of nine
children. She began her education in a one-room schoolhouse and went on to graduate from
Murray State University with a degree in Education, working her way through school by waiting
tables. She taught for one year in a one-room schoolhouse in Tennessee, then independently
moved to Garden City, Michigan, where she taught first grade and met Bob Meredith. They
married on December 1, 1956, at the end of hunting season, and raised a family of four children
in Union Lake, Michigan. After Bob’s retirement from the Ford Motor Company in 1985, they
built their log home and settled in Blairsville, Georgia. She became an integral part of the
community through her work with Christian Women’s, AWANA, teaching Sunday school at Faith
Baptist and Grace Presbyterian, and 30 years as a volunteer counselor at Women’s Enrichment
Center. She shared her love for others—especially children—through a lifetime of giving.
She loved camping, playing Rook, wildflowers, welcoming others to her home for meals, her
golden retriever Mattie—but especially her grandchildren and great granddaughter.
Memorial service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1940 Young Harris Hwy, Blairsville,
GA, February 26, 2022 at 12 noon. There will be a reception at the church immediately
following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Women’s Enrichment Center at
wecfamilyresources.org or Deacon’s Fund of Grace Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 105,
Blairsville, GA 30514
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, Georgia. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
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