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Penelope Parker Peterson

Penelope Parker Peterson

Penelope Parker Peterson died on Friday, May 16, 2014, surrounded by family at her home in Flat Rock.

Born in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of James Rose Parker and Sarah Clarke DeSaussure.

She graduated from Converse College and attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina.

She was predeceased by her husband, Auguste Bartholdi Peterson, Jr., and her beloved dog, Puck.

She is survived by her son, A. Bart Peterson, III, and his wife, Ellen, of Lake Mary, Fla., and by her daughter, Sallie Peterson White and husband, Daniel, of Greenville, S.C.; granddaughters, Bentley Parker White of Charleston, S.C., and Sarah DeSaussure White of Boulder, Colo.; and sisters, Sarah Parker Lumpkin and Martha Parker Allison and husband, Fitz, all of Georgetown, S.C.

A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at St. John in the Wilderness, 1905 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC, with the Right Reverend C. FitzSimons Allison, Reverend John A. Morton, and Reverend Deacon Joyce Beschta officiating. Burial will follow the service in the churchyard.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Historic Flat Rock, St. John in the Wilderness, P.O. Box 185, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to a charity of one's choice.

An online register book and funeral service details will be available for family and friends by visiting

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