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Peggiann King Chalker

August 9, 1932 — June 24, 2023

Wrens, GA

Peggiann King Chalker crossed that glorious bridge to Heaven on June 24, 2023. She is now forever reunited with her husband of 40 years, Bobby L. Chalker; her father, Herbert A. King; her mother, Lois Fuller King; and sister, Lois King Zeigler.

Peggiann was born August 9, 1932 in Wrens. She was a 1949 graduate of Wrens High School and a 1953 graduate of Georgia College for Women, with a B.S. degree in Education. She taught school for 10 years in Stapleton and Hephzibah. Then in 1963, she joined her husband as a co-owner of Sandersville Jewelers – Wrens Jewelers, Inc.

Peggiann loved her family, she loved her Lord and she has now won her reward for a life well lived. She will be desperately missed, but we rejoice in her life and her phenomenal example of unconditional love. She was a lifelong member of Ways Baptist Church where she served as Treasurer for 39 years, served on the Cemetery Committee and performed other numerous leadership roles during her life. She was active in civic affairs of the community. She was a charter member of Wrens Better Hometown, Inc., active on the board of directors and instrumental in the development of the Wrens Veteran’s Park. She was an engaged member of Keenagers and had served on the Board of Directors of McCollum Public Library.

Wrens Kiwanis Club selected Mrs. Chalker as its 2001 Citizen of the Year. Wrens City Council designated April 27, 2007 as “Peggiann Chalker Day”. She was honored as a person who contributed in many ways to make Wrens and the community a better place to live.

Mr. and Mrs. Chalker loved their community and contributed tirelessly to its advancement.  They were named Citizens of the Year by the North Jefferson Optimist Club in the early 1990s. As well, they desired to give back to the community in all ways possible, one of which included donation of the land for Wrens Dixie Youth Baseball. The field is now named “Chalker Field”, located at the corner of Highway 80 and Terrace Hill Road in Wrens, and has benefitted the lives of many boys and girls since 1971.

Survivors include two daughters, Karleen Chalker of Cumming and Anita McNair and her husband Vince of Wrens; two sons, Robert A. Chalker of Wrens, and Wendel Chalker and his wife Wendy of Wake Forest, NC; two grandsons, Zachary Chalker of North Augusta, SC, and Joshua McNair of Wrens; two granddaughters, Annelise Chalker and Ashlynn Chalker both of Wake Forest, NC; a sister-in-law, Mary Chalker; several nieces and nephews; Church family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 3:00PM Friday, June 30, 2023, at Ways Baptist Church with Reverend Wayne Turpin officiating. Burial will be at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery, Stellaville Community, Wrens. The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00PM Thursday evening, June 29, 2023.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gay, Jeff Gay, Jim Gay, Miller Weeks, Jerry Weeks, Clinton Turpin, Brad West, and Tim Moore.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Ways Baptist Church Deacons, Johnny Rabun, Alex McNeely, Ronnie Weeks, Hugh Fleming, John Jones and Ronnie Strength.

The family strongly suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Ways Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 374, Wrens GA 30833.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, June 30, 2023

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