Peggy Wofford Hellard

Published 11:27 am Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Mrs. Peggy Wofford Hellard, 89, formerly of Cooleemee, died on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mocksville.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1930 in Cooleemee to the late Charles and Maude Bivins Wofford. After graduation from Cooleemee High School, she married her high school sweetheart, Eugene “Gus” Hellard. She was always a reader, sometimes reading 15 books in a week. She enjoyed working with the Cooleemee Historical Association for many years, and with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A soft spoken lady, she never complained. She was a joy to all who knew her.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles D. Wofford, and sisters, Betty Sue Wofford and Gail Wofford Castello.

Survivors: a sister, Nell Wofford Braxton of Morehead City; a niece, Nelda Braxton Creech of Morehead City; grandnephew, Dr. Trey Braxton Creech and wife Tori of Raleigh; and a special cousin, Susan Brinegar Wall of Mocksville.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Salisbury National Cemetery.

Memorials: Outreach Program with Davie County Public Library, 371 N. Main St., Mocksville. This program selected and delivered books to her for many years.