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Hartselle Enquirer

Peggy Sue Filyaw

By Staff
December 13, 2009
Funeral for Peggy Sue Filyaw, 82, of Hartselle was Wednesday, December 16, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Sims officiating.
A graveside service followed at Emues Cemetery in Cullman at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Filyaw died Sunday, December 13, 2009, at her residence. She was born July 13, 1927, in Jefferson County to Oscar Levi Sims and Ruby Pearl Rogers Sims. She graduated from West Point High School in 1946, attended Sacred Heart College for two years and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in elementary education from Florence State University. She received a master’s degree in elementary education and counseling from Auburn University graduating magna cum laude. She taught school in Cullman County for 13 years and was a middle school counselor for Huntsville City Schools for 18 years. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Huntsville Education Association, Alabama Education Association and National Education Association. She lived in Huntsville for 47 years before moving to Hartselle in January, 2009. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Wallace Filyaw; her parents; and a brother-in-law, Malcolm Stephenson.
She is survived by her husband, George Wallace Filyaw of Hartselle; a daughter, Cathy Annette Wallace and husband Wm. Keith of Hartselle; a brother, Roger Sims of Madison; a sister, Betty Stephenson of Madison; three grandchildren, Christopher Wallace and wife Stefanie, Kevin Wallace, Michelle Bendickson and husband Jon; four great-grandchildren, Blaze Wallace, Connor Wallace, Carolyn and Andrew Bendickson.
Pallbearers were Christopher Wallace, Kevin Wallace, Jason Sims, Chris Winningham, David Yarbrough and Jon Bendickson.

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