4/7/12 — Louise Peek

Louise Peek, age 77 of Winchester, passed away Tuesday April 3, 2012 at the Willows of Winchester.

A native of Scott County, Virginia she was the eldest child of the late Dana Minor and Lucille Hutchins Minor.

She was a 1952 graduate of Boones Creek High School.  In 1953 she took a position with the FBI in Washington, DC in the Fingerprint Division.  In 1953 she married Bobby Carl Peek and they made their home together in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  They eventually relocated to Welcome, NC and later to Jamestown, NC.  In 1977 they made their home in Brentwood, TN.  In 1991 they moved to Franklin County to enjoy their retirement near Tims Ford Lake.

Throughout her life, she was deeply involved in church work, including foreign and domestic missions, teaching Sunday School and G.A., Bible Sword Drill team, children’s nursery and as caregiver.  She was a member of the Franklin County Garden Club, Violet Club, and served as President of the Republican Women’s Club of Franklin County.  She had been a member of the Winchester First Baptist Church since 1991.

She will be remembered as a very loving and giving person and as a great admirer and impersonator of Minnie Pearl with her “Howdee, I’m so proud to be here!”.

In addition to her mother and father, she is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bobby Carl Peek, brother, Fred Minor.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Lorraine Peek Bennett (David) of Saudi Arabia, and Jill Peek of Winchester; son Richard Peek of Winter Springs, FL; grandchildren, Joshua Daniel Bennett and Joseph Carl Bennett, both of Murfreesboro and Tony Baba of Pakistan; sisters, Brenda (Danny) Dickey of Johnson City, TN, Joyce (Bob) Gant of Plano, TX, Genie Fritts and Tammy Minor, both of Kingsport, TN and Donna Minor of Gray, TN; brothers, Charles (Sheila) Minor of California, J.D. Minor of Kingsport, TN and Stanley (Peggy) Minor and Phil Minor, both of Gray, TN; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2012 with Rev. Allen Rogli and Darell Williams officiating.

Interment will follow at Watson-North Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers will be Stanley Minor, Joshua Daniel Bennett, Stan McMahon, Clinton Swafford, Ron Hutchins, and David Smart; honorary pallbearers will be Danny Dickey, Charles Minor, J.D. Minor, Phil Minor and Joseph Bennett.

Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements entrusted to Watson-North Funeral Home, 405 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester, TN.

For those who desire, memorial contributions be made to Franklin County Camp, The Gideons International, P.O. Box 476, Winchester, TN 37398.