Peggy W. Grizzard

Published 2:27 pm Monday, August 4, 2014

VALENTINES—Peggy Williams Grizzard, 61, passed away on Aug. 2, 2014, at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center in Emporia. She was born in Emporia and grew up in Skippers, and was a former resident of Courtland.

She was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Clarence Williams, and her husband, William Todd Grizzard, who passed away on July 13, 2014, and her brother, Clifton Williams.

Peggy had retired as a bookkeeper from the Southampton County Public School System, and was a former member of the Boykins Rescue Squad.

She was one of the first female EMT instructors in Virginia.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Ken Francis Jr. of Newsoms; one granddaughter, Cameron Francis; a stepdaughter, Candice Bryant (Michael) of Courtland; a stepson, Billy Grizzard of Drewryville; her mother-in-law, Kathleen Grizzard of Drewryville; two sisters-in-law, Cathy Grizzard of Drewryville and Sue Grizzard of Ivor.

A visitation will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, 206 W. 4th Ave., Franklin.

Memorial donations may be made to the Boykins Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 347, Boykins, VA 23827.