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Peggy Lee Bryant Smithey, 88, of Salisbury, passed away at her residence on Friday, December 31, 2021 after declining health.
She was born in Davidson County on October 16, 1933 to the late Lula Mae Hughes Bryant and Shuford Steed Bryant.
In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lynn Smithey, who she married May 1, 1954; sisters, Hazel Bryant Porter and Mozelle Bryant Beck; as well as brothers, R.G. Bryant, Harold Bryant, and J.C. Bryant.
Peggy was a graduate of Thomasville High School and Ashmore Business College. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury.
Peggy is survived by a brother, Joe Bryant of Kansas; daughter, Susan Lynne Smithey McClary; a son by marriage, Steve McClary; two beloved grandsons, Steven Luke McClary of Salisbury; Zachary Lyn McClary of Rockwell, and their wives, Jamie Leigh Brannon McClary and Carejeanne Daniel McClary; and three great-grandchildren remain to carry her love: Scarlett June McClary, Daisy Mae McClary, and Ezra Lyn McClary.
A service to celebrate her life will be held January 8, 2022 at 4pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 223 N Fulton St, Salisbury, NC 28144. Pastor Rick Freeborn (Interim Pastor at Oakdale Baptist Church, Spencer) and Brian Farmer (Associate Pastor and Minister to Students at First Baptist Church of Salisbury) will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Salisbury – Missions Fund, 223 N Fulton St, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Smithey family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.