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Virginia Anne Bethea Peavey

Graveside service for Mrs. Virginia Anne Bethea Peavey of Brookhaven is 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, at New Sight Cemetery with visitation starting at 9:30 until time of service at New Sight Cemetery.
Mrs. Virginia Anne Bethea Peavey, 80, went to be with her Lord on July 10, 2020, at her home.
She was born on February 4, 1940.
Virginia Anne Peavey filled her days as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was a longtime community volunteer with all her sons’ activities, including PeeWee football, Dixie Youth baseball and the BHS Booster Club, to name a few. She was also very active at First Baptist Church and served as Secretary/Treasurer for BHS Class of ’58. Through the years she was employed with Tower Loan Brokers, Allred Insurance, Lincoln County Livestock Barn, and Sullivans Sporting Goods. She was an avid collector of cookbooks and all things “chicken.” To her friends and family, she was known as a master chef and a huge sports fan.
Preceding her in death were her father, George Isom Bethea; mother, Bertha Viola Bethea Smith; stepfather, Millard Smith; brother, George Harvey Bethea; sister, Audrey Elaine Smith Pringle; and great-grandson, Holt Davis Landry.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Billy Ray Peavey; sons, Joel Tucker Peavey and wife, Leah Ann, Christopher Todd Peavey and Michael Tristan Peavey Sr.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Jessica Lauren Peavey Landry and husband, Jon, Ashley Christian Holtslander, Nicholas Ray Peavey, Emily Ann Freeman Newell, Scottie Jacob Peavey, Christopher Luke Peavey, Shelby Rae Peavey, Michael Tristan Peavey Jr., Rebecca Anne Peavey, Nathan Freeman Peavey, Abigail Rose Peavey, Elliott Locke Peavey; and great-grandchildren, Tucker Davis Landry, Tarver Ray Landry, Taylor Kayt Landry and Michael Keagen Newell; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BHS Paul Moyer Scholarship Fund through the Bank of Brookhaven.