Peggy Mae ‘Granny’ Forrest Smith

Published 4:06 pm Sunday, May 21, 2023

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Mrs. Peggy Mae “Granny” Forrest Smith, 86, of South Claybon Drive, Advance, died Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born on May 24, 1936, in Davie County, to the late William Dobson Forrest, Sr. and Blanche Mae Harvey Forrest.

Peggy enjoyed meeting people while working at Food-Lion, and never met a stranger. Aside from her family, there was nothing she enjoyed more than cooking and watching them enjoy her food. She was not your typical soft spoken demure grandma. She was our loud, outspoken, unfiltered, drill sergeant Granny and we loved her for it. We will miss her more than words can convey. All her stories will live on forever as we heard them so many times, they are impossible to forget.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kelly Smith; a daughter, Beverly Christine Smith; a grandson, Rikki John Pratt; and siblings, Hazel Christine Dunn, John Forrest, Robert Forrest, and Dob Forrest.

Survivors include two children, Dink Smith (Annette) of Advance and Janice Pratt (Scott) of Mocksville; three grandchildren, Lauren “Baby” Smith, Ross Smith (Elise) and Saxon Pratt; two great-grandchildren, Carly Smith and Kinsley Smith; a sister, Frances Perry of High Point; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff and volunteers of Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home for their kindness and help shown to Mrs. Peggy and her family.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Macedonia Moravian Church Graveyard with Rev. Tim Huffman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

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