Peggy Carr Yoder Blackmon, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at Columbus Regional Healthcare while being treated for a recent illness. Born Dec. 4, 1943 she was the oldest child and daughter of the late Cecil Randolph Yoder Jr. and Lois Burns Williamson Yoder.
Peggy, a registered nurse, was passionate about her life’s calling and was a strong advocate for the field of nursing and healthcare in Columbus County. Though she worked as a clinical nurse, her passion was nursing education. She worked more than 30 years at Southeastern Community College as a nursing instructor and eventually became the Dean of Allied Health Programs. She was comforted during her illness knowing that she was lovingly and skillfully cared for by nursing colleagues and many of her former students.
Peggy was a member of Grace Episcopal Church including the Lutherans of Christ the King where she served on the Altar Guild and loved her Wednesday night Bible study. She was a compassionate human being who exemplified God’s love in the way she treated others.
She was very civic minded and active in her community. She was deeply concerned for and very interested in bettering the lives of all people. She served on the Columbus County Board of Health, the Columbus Regional Healthcare System Foundation Board as its chairperson for many years, Alpha Delta Kappa Educational Sorority, the Whiteville Business and Professional Women’s Club and was Regent of the Major General Robert Howe Chapter of the NSDAR from 2003-2007 and 2011-2015.
Peggy’s greatest pride and joy was her family. She was a loving, generous and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Whiteville United Methodist Church with Revs. Jane Lowe Davis and Paul Stallswoth officiating.Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at Grace Episcopal Church, 105 S. Madison Street.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy Clyde Blackmon; and children, Susan Carr Moss Deans (John), Lois Lynne Blackmon Inman (Brien), Kenneth Ray Moss (Angela) and Kurt Robert Moss; eight grandchildren whom she adored, Drake Deans, Jonathan Cox (Ashleigh), Timothy Deans, Ethan Inman, Ashlyn Cox, Davis Inman, Aundria Moss and Meredith Moss; sisters, Louise Turbeville, Rebecca Maxwell (Maurice), Helen Yoder-Smith (Rodney); one brother, Randy Yoder (Jennifer); and many loving family members and countless friends.
Those wishing to honor her memory may make contributions to the Peggy Y. Blackmon Nursing Scholarship Fund at Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 or Grace Episcopal Church including the Lutherans of Christ the King, 105 South Madison Street, Whiteville, N.C. 28472 or any charity of one’s choice.