Peggy McFarland Harrill

September 26, 1935January 24, 2019

Peggy McFarland Harrill, 83 passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Peggy was born September 26, 1935 in Rutherford County to the late William Thomas McFarland and Cary (Selvey) McFarland.

Peggy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was a member of Flint Groves Baptist Church. In previous years she taught Sunday School and served as a youth leader. She lovingly served and directed the church nursery for over 20 years, touching the lives of many children. She had faithfully volunteered in the Family Life Center welcoming people.

Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Pam Grindstaff and husband, Ronnie, of Gastonia, Kenneth Harrill of Gastonia and Bill Harrill and wife Jeanne of Gastonia; sisters, Martha Jean McFarland of Forest City, NC, Lottie June McAbee of Gaffney, SC and Mary Jane Hinkle of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Nicole, Josh, Kelly, Erica, Courtney, and Presley; great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Morgan, Kenzie, Matthew, Gavin, Gabby, Avry, Elyn and Kenley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth Vance Harrill; grandson, Kenneth Michael Harrill; and sister, Margaret Rollins.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2019 at Flint Groves Baptist Church in Gastonia. Reverend Ronnie Bowers will preside. Graveside and committal will follow at 3:00 PM at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery, 720 Old US 74 in Bostic NC.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Flint Groves Baptist Church Harrill Scholarship Fund.

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The staff at Carothers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Harrill family.


  • Pam Grindstaff and husband, Ronnie, Daughter
  • Kenneth Harrill, Son
  • Bill Harrill and wife, Jeanne, Son
  • Martha Jean McFarland, Sister
  • Lottie June McAbee, Sister
  • Mary Jane Hinkle, Sister
  • Kenneth Vance Harrill, Husband
  • Kenneth Michael Harrill, Grandson
  • Margaret Rollins, Sister
  • William Thomas McFarland, Father
  • Cary Selvey McFarland, Mother
  • Grandchildren, Nicole, Josh, Kelly, Erica, Courtney and Presley

    Great-Grandchildren, Madalyn, Morgan, Kenzie, Matthew, Gavin, Gabby, Avry, Elyn and Kenley.

  • Josh Grindstaff
  • Boone Phsonga
  • Bobby Connor
  • Bronny Hamrick
  • Adam Baynard
  • John Lail

  • Flint Groves Baptist Church Harrill Scholarship Fund


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 28, 2019

Peggy McFarland Harrill

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Stephanie McAbee Effler

January 29, 2019

The family is in my thoughts and prayers. Peggy was a wonderful Christian woman and I have very fond memories of summer adventures with her and holiday celebrations.

Russell & MARY HYatt

January 27, 2019

SHE was the nicest lady with the sweetest spirit. Our deepest sympathy. Much love and prayers for the family.