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Gustie Peterson, age 96, Poplar, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Erwin Health Care Center.
She was a lifelong resident of Poplar, a daughter of the late Henry H. and Rittie Peterson. Mrs. Peterson was a member of Peterson Chapel Brethren Church in Poplar.
Other than her parents, Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by her husband: Earl Peterson; her grandson: Danny Earl Peterson; two sisters: Mae Cooper and Frances Byrd; two brothers: Burnie Peterson and Biss Peterson.
Survivors include two sons: Virgil Peterson, Asheville, N.C., Jerrell Peterson and Jewel, of the home; two granddaughters: Donna Pitzer, Perry, Ga., and Darlene Longacre, New Castle, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tim Hughes and the Rev. Eugene Penland officiated. Special music was provided by Jamie Howell. Interment followed in the Peterson Cemetery in Poplar.
Active pallbearers were family and friends.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Peterson family through a complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge.