Peggy King Amerto, 87, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at McDowell Hospital in Marion.
Mrs. Amerto was born in Cherokee County, Tenn., Jan. 30, 1930, to the late Albert Prince King and Icie Mae Harris King. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marion and had worked in the textile industry as a winding operator. Mrs. Amerto was an independent and strong-willed lady who loved being a mother and adored her children and grandchildren. She was someone who had a green-thumb and loved to garden and share her plants with friends and family. Mrs. Amerto also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, canning, making jellies, and going to the trade lot.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgilio; sons, Tommy Ledford and Roy Ledford; a granddaughter, Angela K. Phillips; brothers, Walter, Windell, Danny and Johnny King; sisters, Annie Mae Amerson, Shirley Clark, Agnes Mauney ;brothers-in-law, “Bugs” Harris, Charlie Clark, Junior Mauney, Jinks Dellinger, Clarence Amerson and Rex Benton; and sisters-in-law, Desie King and Jerry King.
Surviving Mrs. Amerto are her sons, Raymond (Evelyn) Ledford of Nebo, Michael (Mindy) Amerto of Marion; daughters, Gloria Dodd of Lula, Ga., and Becky (Johnny) Blackwood, of Union, S.C.; sisters, Joyce (Richard) O’Shields, of Gastonia, Jean Dellinger, and Rener Benton, both of Belmont, and Jenny Harris of Clover, S.C.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Ledford; sisters-in-law, Lois King and Linda King, both of Clover; a special friend, Claire Andrews; 15 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m., at Kirksey Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial at Cherry Springs Memorial Park in Old Fort will follow the service.
Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Amerto family with arrangements.