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WILMINGTON — Peggy Oldham Shepard, 78, born in Wilmington, N.C., passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life of 61 years, Richard Shepard; daughter, Cynthia (Simmons) Shepard; parents, Thomas Oldham and Erma (Bradshaw) Oldham; and sister, Sandra (Oldham) Purdue.

She was the loving mother of John (Libby)Shepard, Terry (Kim) Shepard, Windy (Jesse) Shepard and Donald (Dana) Shepard, and also loved by brothers, sisters, family and friends. She was a proud grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 22.

Peggy was a loving mother and always put her family first. She loved to dance and spend time with her family.

The family will see friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the memorial service to begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be greatly appreciated by visiting

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