Velma Davie Peeler

Born: Thu., Sep. 19, 1918
Died: Tue., May 16, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., May 17, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., May 18, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Mrs. Velma Davie Peeler was born September 19, 1918 and died peacefully at home May 16, 2017 at the age of 98 surrounded by her loving family. As a long-time devoted member of First United Methodist Church of Covington, TN, she served in many responsible positions ranging from superintendent of children’s Sunday school to chairwoman of the altar guild and was elected “Unsung Hero” by the congregation. She was an avid gardener and founding member of the Covington Garden Club. Since horticulture was one of her passions, she was an environmentalist long before it became trendy. Her philanthropies include: Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, The Food Pantry and many others. She was a voracious reader and a founding member of The Little Book Club. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a caring friend to all she met. Predeceased by parents, Robert B. Davie, Sr and Velma R. Davie; husband, George H. Peeler, Sr.; son, Robert Davie Peeler; sister, Katheryn D. Shoaf; brother, Robert B. Davie, Jr. Survived by sons George H. Peeler Jr. (Molly) of Knoxville, TN and William A. Peeler, General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge of Tipton County (Nancy). Grandchildren: Dr. Huff Peeler, Michael Peeler, Dr. Blair Short, Corrie Metcalf, Drew Peeler, Lauren Bell, Laine Olesen, Dr. Rob Peeler, and Claire Peeler, and fifteen great grandchildren. The visitation is to be held Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM and the service, Thursday May 18 at 2 PM; both to be held at First United Methodist Church, 145 West Church Avenue, Covington, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church Landscaping Fund.


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Shirley Goforth
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
so sorry for your lost. I know how much she loved her flowers and her beautiful yard, but family was her first love. You have more than you can count of wonderful and loving memories of her.

Ken and Janice Anderson and Josh
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
We are so sorry to here about Ms Velma. We have so many fond memories of her through the years. Too many to list here. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God bless you all at this time in your loss.

Lila Thurmond
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
I am thinking about your family and remembering you in my prayers. I joined the Garden Club when I returned to Covington to look after my mother Alice Lee Sasser, and Miss Velma took me on a delightful tour of her garden. It was lovely, and she was so enthusiastic. Her fried pies were one of her treats, and she brought some to us when Mother died. She was a lovely lady, and I know you will miss her.

Pam McWilliams
   Posted Sun June 04, 2017
My note disappeared before I was done. Just know that I think about you and your family every time I pass her house. I have such fond memories of her over the years. My thoughts are prayers are with all of you. She was a lovely sweet lady.

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