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HOWARD, Peggie (MITCHELL)

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HOWARD, Peggie (MITCHELL)

Posted: 1240205808000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: HOWARD, MITCHELL, EARNEST, SNYDER, ARMSTRONG, FLICKINGER, JOURDAN, MULLINIX, ENGLAND, WILSON, TURNER
HOWARD, PEGGIE MITCHELL - age 81, died April 18, 2009 from lung cancer. She was born on February 28, 1928. Peggie was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Earnest Mitchell and Ford P. Mitchell, and her brother Preston Mitchell. She is survived by her husband, Sam D. Snyder; her children, Frank C. (Chip) Howard III and Kecia Armstrong; Julia S. Howard and Ted Flickinger, Jr.; Bruce and Linda Howard and their children, Jessica (Savannah, Georgia) and Michael; and Margaret (Howard) and Chris Jourdan and children, Matthew and Katie. She is also survived by her step-children: Wesley Snyder and daughter, Tracy; Margo (Snyder) and Paul Mullinix of Pittsburg, Kansas and their children Haley (Pittsburg) and McKenna England of Knoxville; Julie (Snyder) and Parks Wilson and children Samuel, David and Aaron of Lafayette, Indiana; and Allison (Snyder) and Mark Turner and children Natali and Spencer of Knoxville and Bradley and Meghan and their son, Eli of Blountville. She is also survived by her first husband, Frank C. Howard, Jr. and several nieces and nephews. Other special survivors include "The Bridge Club" of over 50 years and the Golden Girls, a group from Knoxville High School class of 1945. Peggie returned to UT and graduated in December of 1975 with a Bachelor of Music degree. While at UT she was elected to Mortar Board and the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary music fraternity. She was a lifelong musician, having studied voice with Leila Leslie for many years. She was a soloist in numerous area churches. She was the choir director at St. Luke's Methodist Church for three years and at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church for the past 18 years. She was a private voice teacher in Knoxville for forty years. She was active in the community including membership in the Junior League and was the director of the Junior League Choral Group for 30 years. She served on the Opera Board steering committee and the first Board. She was also a member of the Women's Guild Symphony Board, Garden Study Club and Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. In 2009 Alpha Omicron Pi honored her with their Outstanding Citizen Award. She was a member and former President of the Nine O'Clock Cotillion and served on numerous committees for the Knoxville Arts Council. She was an active member and former President of both the Tuesday Morning Musical Club and Music Study Club and served on the Board of Directors for The Joy of Music School. In addition to her music, her interests included tennis and gardening. The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and staff with UT Hospice, especially Darlene Raisor. A Celebration of Life and Requiem Eucharist service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church with the Reverend Matthew Dutton-Gillett officiating. In lieu of flowers Peggie requested memorial gifts be made to the Special Music Fund at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood Drive, Knoxville 37922 or The Joy of Music Youth Music School, 1209 Euclid Avenue, Knoxville, 37921. The family will receive friends from 5:30 - 7:30 PM on Monday, April 20 at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. The family will also receive friends after the service in the Parish Hall. www.rosemortuary.com

Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel on 4/20/2009
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