Colleen Peoples Creasy

Published 2:11 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Mrs. Colleen Peoples Creasy died Oct. 6, 2015 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home following a long and courageous battle with bladder cancer.

She was born Sept. 21, 1937 in Davie County. The daughter of the late John Stacy and Mavis Gobble Peoples, she attended Clemmons High School and graduated from The American School and Draughn’s Business College.She worked for a time for Hanes Hosiery and for NC Baptist Hospital. For most of her life, she devoted herself to the home and to raising her two children. She attended Clemmons First Baptist Church. Her Dorcas Sunday School class and friends held a special place in her heart. For several years she enjoyed crafting quilts with her mother. She enjoyed trips to the beach, the mountains and most of all to the family cabin at High Rock Lake.  She liked baseball, basketball, and was a loyal Tar Heels fan. Above all else, she loved her family and friends.

Survivors: her husband of 61 years, William “Bill” Creasy of the home; her children, Ronny Creasy of Raleigh and Cindy Barkley and husband Bruce of Charlotte; granddaughters, Meredith Barkley of Rock Hill, S.C., and Kathleen Barkley of Atlanta, Ga.;  her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Diane Peoples of Harmony; nephews, Andy Peoples of Barnardsville and Jack Creasy (Gretchel) of Union Grove, whom she regarded as second sons; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Nanette Spainhour (Richard) of Clemmons, Paula Gaba (Jim) of Aurora, Colo., Julia Reed of Elkin and Bing Creasy (Brenda) of Cary; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephew; and a special cousin, Sandra Gobble, who aided her during her illness.

Memorials: Clemmons Food Pantry, 2585 Old Glory Road, Clemmons,  27012; or to the donor’s choice.

A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with Dr. Robby Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2:15 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow tat Westlawn Gardens of Memory, Clemmons.