Peggy Barrows Hicks 94, of Whispering Pines, NC and formerly of Middleville and Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Memorial service will be held 4 PM, Monday, November 28, 2016 at Eureka Presbyterian Church.   The family will receive friends following the service.   Burial will be in Amherst, VA.

  She was born in Flint Michigan to the late Carroll J. and Mabel Barrows.  Peggy was preceded in death by husband: James H. Hicks; sister: Marge McLay; brothers: Tom and Bob Barrows.

  Peggy is survived by son: James “Jamie” Hicks, of Whispering Pines; daughter: Ann Marie Rogers, of Gainesville, Fl.

  Peggy was a member of the Sandhills Extension Homemakers Club for many years, serving as President and receiving the Outstanding Extension Homemaker Award. She was co-chair of the Hostesses for “Kitchens and Moore” whose profits served Youth Development Programs. She served on the Village of Whispering Pines “Adopt a Highway” committee and as a civic leader, worked the voting polls.  The Whispering Pines Thrift store was one of her passions, holding every office and working in this project for 25 years.

  Peggy was an artist and participated in art shows through the Moore Arts Council and was a member of the Artist League of the Sandhills, Inc.

  During her years in Michigan she was active with Girl scouts for 25 years and at one time involved in 3 troops. She directed a Girl Scout Day Camp for many years.

  Peggy loved golf and was  member of Whispering Pines Country Club after she and her husband moved to North Carolina.  She also was an avid bridge player.

  In lieu of flowers memorials maybe made to Eureka Presbyterian Church, 2155 Farm Life School Road, Carthage, NC 28327 or Whispering Pines Thrift Shop 3199 Vass Carthage Road, Carthage, NC 28327.

  Powell Funeral Home is serving the Hicks family.

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  1. Remembering Aunt Peggy..what a joy it was to visit her and Uncle Jim when my brother and I were just barely teenagers…she was always up and doing something, including cooking up delicious things at midnight for the next day! She visited me and my husban

  2. I have great memories of our trips south as a kid, with wonderful generosity from Peggy and Uncle Jim.

    Their house was a really memorable place and i remember it well.She was the last of the generation on the Hicks side, and we all feel a bit adrift

  3. Peggy was very special to me. We were good friends ever since we both moved to Whispering Pines many years ago. Peggy was one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever known and was talented in many ways as a great mother, cook, artist and craftswoman.

  4. I was a teen when I knew Peggy and Jim most. I would babysit Jamie very often for them in their house on Thornapple River. What a great couple they were! Hello from Michigan Ann Marie and Jamie….your mother was a very special woman.

  5. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the Hicks family and particularly to Jamie. Your mother was an exceptional person, and I knew her as a great supporter of the TK Golf team. She was always positive, with a good word for everyone. I will always remembe

  6. Aunt Peggy was a wonderful person; I wish I could have spent more time with her but we lived so far apart. I spent time with her and Uncle Jim when just a child and visited later with my wife, Nerida, and daughter Katherine and we treasure those memories.

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