January 2, 2021, 84, La Grange
Peggy Sloan Wiggins, 84, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021. Born in Wayne County on July 24, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Earl Sloan and Ruby Martin Sloan.
Peggy was a long-time fixture at New Hope Grocery where she was known by everyone who walked in the door. She was an excellent cook, her chicken pastry and tomatoes and rice were second to none. Peggy was witty and had a great sense of humor. She loved for Phillip to lovingly pick at her. Peggy enjoyed listening to classic country music, especially the gravelly voice of Conway Twitty. She enjoyed her routine appointments for her hair and nails, as they had to be top notch. Peggy was meticulous and everything in and around her home had its place. She loved being outside taking in the beauty of the day and the sunshine.
A service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in La Grange with Pastor Andy Stovall officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home.
Peggy is survived by her four children and their spouses, Tommy and Denise Wiggins, Phillip and Michele Wiggins, Pamela and Rex Thomas, and Steve and Connie Cox; grandchildren, John William Wiggins, III (Cheley), Shelby Sloan Wiggins, Mara Catherine Arnold, Owen Christopher Arnold, Lily Campbell Arnold, Stacy Thomas Matthews (Vance), Chelsea Nicole Frymyer (Thomas), Garrett Mitchell Thomas, and Trevor Dylan Cox; great-grandchildren, Reese Elliott Wiggins, Brody Evan Frymyer, and Beckett Thomas Frymyer; and sister, Joanne Cavenaugh.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John William Wiggins, Sr. and a sister, Sandra Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy’s memory may be made to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.