Peggy Jean Campbell Carter

January 3, 1931March 18, 2017

Peggy Jean Campbell Carter, 86, died March 18, 2017. She was born January 3, 1931, in Iredell County to Ernest and Onie Albea Campbell. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ophelia Campbell Gaither; and five brothers: Wilfred, Dwight, Woodrow, Robert Glen and Ernest Campbell. She is survived by her beloved sister, Carolyn Campbell (John Ray) of Harmony. On June 1, 1949, she was married to James Turner Lamberth, who preceded her in death in 1975 after 25 years of marriage. On August 13, 1977, she was married to Edsel Ford Carter, who preceded her in death in 2013. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Lamberth Liles (Danny) of Statesville, NC, and Kathy Lamberth LeStrange (Raymond) of Winston-Salem, NC; three step-sons, Douglas Carter (Betty Jo) of Charlotte, NC, Rev. Daryl Carter (Sharon) of Midway, NC, and Mark Carter (Beverly) of Stony Point, NC. Peggy is also survived by her grandchildren; Chris Blackwood, Capt. James LeStrange, USMC, Sarah LeStrange; step-grandchildren; Chip Carter, Chad Carter (Monnette), Jeremy Carter, Andrew Carter, Danielle Carter McDaniel (Nick), and Lauren Carter; and great-grandchildren; Turner Blackwood, Avery Carter, and Brady Carter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Peggy was born and raised in the Harmony community and was a life-long and active member of Harmony United Methodist Church. Peggy retired from Rosewood Assisted Living, where she was devoted to the residents and her work family. Peggy was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend to many. She was a kind and generous soul who enjoyed her family, friends, and Tar Heel basketball.

A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at Harmony United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The family will receive friends at the church at 10:00 AM. The service will begin at 11:30 AM, with Rev. Bruce Handy officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Harmony Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all memorial contributions be made to Harmony United Methodist Church (136 W. Memorial Highway, Harmony, NC 28634) or Gordon Hospice House (2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625) in her memory.

A special thanks to the staff of Homestead Hills in Winston-Salem and Gordon Hospice House in Statesville for their exceptional care.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Wendy York-Foxcroft

March 24, 2017

Peggy was such a sweet woman to me. She was a part of my church where she treated me like one of her family members. Peggy and Edsel both were a huge part of the community. I will always remember all the nice times with Peggy and her family. Her beautiful memory will truly live on...

Sending love and prayers to the family.

Sincerely, Wendy York Foxcroft

March 23, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom must have been a very special person as she raised a very caring, thoughtful daughter. Prayers for you and Ray and all family members.
Lynn Basler

March 23, 2017

She was a beautiful lady. Kim Henderson

Joann Mills

March 22, 2017

Peggy was very special to me .I loved her a lot..My heart goes out to all the family. Love, JoannMills

Marolyn Templeton Rogers

March 20, 2017

I have such wonderful memories of Peggy. She and I went to school together in Harmony, double-dated, and had SO many good times together. I last saw her when she was at an assisted living facility in Statesville. We talked on the phone again before she moved the last time.She was one of the finest, most loving friends a person could have. I will never forget her! I send her daughters and all her family my love and prayers.

Bonnie Weatherman

March 20, 2017

Sorry for the passing of Peggy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

March 20, 2017

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11

March 20, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Jackie Miller

Reavis Funeral Home

March 20, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.