Mary Fleming Stuart

On November 30, 2006 Georgia lost one of its finest ladies; Mary Fleming “Peggy” Kennedy Stuart, passed away at age 92. Peggy was born on April 18, 1914 to Eva Eugenia “Jenny” Hart Kennedy & Dr. F. D. Kennedy in Surrency, Georgia. She spent most of her adult years in Baxley. She was a lover of life, interested & involved in everything. She started a craft & sewing group called The Stitches and was involved for many years with the Baxley Library. Peggy loved nature and was a member of the Garden Club. She and her late husband, R. E. Stuart, enjoyed many camping trips in their Airstream with the Tar Dippers. They were also long-time members of First Baptist Church and participated in the J.O.Y. Group. Besides raising her three children, E.F. Stuart, Marilyn Kemp, & Nancy Hoffmann, Peggy became the first female mail carrier in the state during World War II and also taught third grade at Baxley Elementary School for 25 years. Peggy had a great appreciation for history and was a member of D.A.R., a charter member of the Appling County Historical Society and a champion of local preservation efforts. In her nimble years, Peggy & her husband both participated in the Tar Tappers, a local square dancing group. Peggy's seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren join her surviving sister, Gladys K. Winn, in expressing their appreciation for a woman of character and heart. In addition to her husband & parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Lucille K. Webb and her brother, William Kennedy. A grave side service will be held Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at Omega Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, December 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. The family asks that those who would also like to share their appreciation for Peggy not send flowers but instead make a donation to Crossroads Hospice, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, GA 30084. Swain Funeral Home, Baxley, GA. (912)367-2242