Edith Jordan Peebles

19 octubre , 192420 noviembre , 2020

COLUMBIA Edith Cavell Jordan Peebles passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 in Columbia. She was born October 19, 1924 in the Cedar Grove community of Orange County, N.C. She was named for the WWI nurse renown for assisting Allied solders. Her parents were James Andrew Jordan and Ethel Reid Jordan.

She grew up on a tobacco farm during the depression. She graduated from Aycock High School in 1941, which only went through the 11th grade. To further her education, she attended Hillsboro High School for the 12th grade (boarding with a family during the week and going home on the weekends). She then attended Kennedy Commercial College. After graduating in 1943, she applied for a bookkeeping job at McPherson Hospital in Durham, N.C. She got the job and started work the day of the interview.

She met her future husband, Charles Henry “Charlie” Peebles, M.D., while working at the hospital. Their first encounter occurred when his paycheck was less than expected. She had not been informed he was to be paid for two weeks of vacation. They were married on December 1, 1957, and moved to Columbia. She enjoyed her life as wife, mother, caregiver and volunteer.

She is survived by two children, James Jordan Peebles (Catherine) and Anne Reid Peebles Rice (Andrew) and six grandchildren, John Jordan Peebles, William Charles Peebles, Chapel Reid Rice, Charles Graham Rice, Barton Campbell Rice and Abbie Caroline Rice. She was predeceased by Charlie, her husband of 54 years, and her brother, James Andrew Jordan, Jr. and his wife, Agnes.

There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 at St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Hill Road, Rembert, S.C. Visitation will follow the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

As her husband was an insulin-dependent diabetic for 61 years, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29204.


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Edith Jordan Peebles


Chris Younts

23 noviembre , 2020

Jim and family,
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Peebles, and Mr. for that matter, have been fixtures at TRUMC and her presence is going to be sorely missed. It was always so nice to see the Pebbles family sitting together with their matriarch on Sunday mornings. Blessings for peace and healing. Godspeed,

Jane Lawther

23 noviembre , 2020

My thoughts and cares are with Jim and Ann and family. Fond memories of your mother and dad. Sending hugs

Pamela McFaddin

22 noviembre , 2020

Catherine and Family,
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I will miss seeing you at the SCANA Pharmacy. As I previously mentioned to you, Dr. Peebles was my eye doctor for many years. Please give my condolences to you family.
Pamela McFaddin

Linda Armfield

21 noviembre , 2020

Edith was my mother’s first cousin. She was a true southern lady, and I am so glad I got to know her later in my adult life. She loved my mother, and the feeling was mutual. She and Charlie were so kind in visiting Mama in the nursing home in Durham, and welcoming her when she spent a weekend with them in Columbia. I had the utmost respect for Edith, and I will miss our occasional phone calls. My condolences to Ann and all the family. She will be greatly missed.