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OBIT: Mrs. Peggy Reece, Age 72 Of Hartsville

Mrs. Peggy Reece, age 72, a homemaker of Hartsville, died following a long battle with cancer at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday morning February 22, 2017 at the Hartsville Pike home of her sister in Castalian Springs. She was under the care of High Point Hospice.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday afternoon February 23rd from the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Her former pastor Eld. Eddie Gregory officiated and burial followed the 3 p.m. service in the Reece family lot in the Beasley-Brooks section of Dixon Springs Cemetery.

One of nine children of the late Wally J. “J. Bird” Burton and Modie B. Angel Burton, she was born Peggy Sue Burton in Carthage on October 16, 1944.

A son Scotty Dale Reece preceded her in death as the result of an automobile accident on Halls Hill on May 6, 1992 at the age of 21 and a grandson Justin Lynn Reece who died at birth preceded her in death on March 10, 1989.

She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Diane Bishop who died January 8, 2017 at the age of 68 and by J. C. Burton.

On June 17, 1961 she was united in marriage to William Carl Reece Jr. who preceded her in death on October 17, 2012 at the age of 69 following over fifty one years of marriage.

Mrs. Reece was a member of the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Ricky Reece Sr. and wife Carol, Steven Lynn Reece all of Hartsville; four sisters, Debra Labee of Castalian Springs, Thelma Sadler of Gallatin, Yvonne Smith of Lebanon, Hazel Bayer of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, Ronnie Burton and wife Shelby of Gordonsville, Tony Burton and wife Christine of Hartsville; four grandchildren, Helga Gammons and husband Matthew, Christy Reece, Ricky Reece Jr., Carlton Reece; six great-grandchildren.