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Mrs. Peggy Lois Jerkins Capron

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Saturday, October 27, 1928 - Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mrs. Peggy Lois Jerkins Capron of Hartford passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at her home. She was 85.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Hartford with Rev. Jimmy Cook officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.    


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.


Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Hartford Building Fund, 100 E. Mill St. Hartford, AL 36344.


Mrs. Capron was born October 27, 1928 in Geneva to the late George and Ethel Daughtry Jerkins.  Peggy met the love of her life, Arthur Daniel Capron Sr., while she worked for the United States Air Force special services in Okinawa, Japan as Art was convalescing in the hospital after being wounded during the Korean Conflict. They were happily married for over 50 years.  She was a devoted wife, loving and nurturing mother, talented artist and an avid Alabama fan.  


In addition to her parents, her husband, Art; five sisters: Jewell Miller, Lucy Boone, Mary Nell Cobb, Sara Gay and Agnes Alene Jerkins all preceded her in death.


She is cherished and loved by her four children: Arthur D. Capron Jr. (Mary Jane), Carrie Kimberly Portela (Manuel), Sara Gay McNutt (Michael) and Laura Susan Shultz (Richard). She was blessed to be loved by thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved sister and friend, Rachel Childs; numerous nieces and nephews and her lifelong friend Janice Carroll.       

Funeral Service

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014



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Kimberly Robinson

No words to describe how wonderful of a mom all of you had. She is now dancing & singing in with my mother. I will be thinking of each of you during this difficult time. Just know she was loved dearly & it was a great pleasure to be her nurse.. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers. Love you all! Kimberly

Jennifer Gay Messer

To All of our extended family of Aunt Peggy's.... My family and I send our deepest sympathy. We loved Aunt Peggy and Uncle Art so VERY much! Its comforting to know that they will be together once again! Miss you all and will be thinking of you. Love, Jennifer gay Messer & Jeremy Messer

Connie Cobb Landen

I am Mary Nell Cobb's granddaughter and remember seeing Aunt Peggy when I visited my grandparents in Hartford and, of course, hearing about her often through the years from my grandmother and father. I rejoice with you that she is in heaven with other loved ones, but also grieve with you for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Connie

Brud Cobb

I loved and had great respect for all of my Aunts, but probably because she was a teenager when I was growing up, Aunt Peggy was very special; always teaching us games...and playing them with us. We always thought her the wittiest girl, then the most daring woman of all when she went into the military "to straighten out things in Japan". We all continued to admire and love her for the wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother she became. And what a great comfort to my family to know my mother and daddy had a concerned care-giver they loved very much living just 2 blocks away!
Gail Roland

My thoughts andprayers are with you and your family during this time of your lost

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