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Peggy Rector Stroupe, 86

Peggy Rector Stroupe, 86

Peggy Rector Stroupe, 86, of Hendersonville died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the Laurels of Hendersonville after an extensive battle with Alzheimer's.

A resident of Bat Cave and Stanley, she was the daughter of the late Richmond Hobart and Bertha Branson Rector. She was married to the late Robert Earl Stroupe.

She was an active member of The First Baptist Church of Stanley where she and her late husband worked with Sunday school, youth organizations, and where they founded a puppet ministry. Her love was, however, The Golden Years' Club, which she founded and worked with so diligently until her move to Hendersonville in 1998.

Mrs. Stroupe was preceded in death by her parents, both brothers, Roy Rector of Fletcher and Ralph Rector of Hendersonville; her sister, Evelyn Carlton of Greensboro; and her son in law, Douglas Jones of New London.

Mrs. Stroupe is survived by her son, Robert Richmond Stroupe; her daughter, Donna S. Jones, and three grandchildren, Monica Faust, Michelle Hahn and Thomas Culp. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Emma Grace and Cora Jade Faust.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Hillcrest Gardens in Mt. Holly. The Rev. Fulbright from the First Baptist Church of Stanley will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Hospice organization.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.