HICKORY Margaret "Peggy" Evelyn Miller James, 67, of Hickory, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019, at Carolina Caring in Newton. Peggy was born Sept. 5, 1951, in Chicago, Ill., to the late William and Beatrice Rhoney Miller. All the people that knew Peggy, they knew all of her accomplishments in life, which were many. Peggy loved and she was loved by all that knew her. She was previously a personal trainer, and sales associate at Rock N Road bicycle shop. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi woman's Sorority, and was retired as a school teacher after teaching at Icard Elementary and Valdese Elementary in the Public School System for 28 years. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 46 years, Bobby of the home. A private service will be held by her family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Hickory Velo Club, c/o Rock N Road Bicycles, 2435 N. Center St., Hickory, N.C. 28601; or The Humane Society of Catawba County, 3224 20th Ave. S.E., Hickory, N.C. 28602. On-line condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com. Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of Mrs. James.

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