Peggy Lou (Freeman) Driskell

January 15, 1942February 25, 2019

Hickory- Peggy Freeman Driskell, 77 of Hickory, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health. Born in Atchison County, Missouri on January 15, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Owen and Alta Mae Ramsey Freeman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Dean Driskell, and her sisters Darlene Miller and Charlene Hogue. She is survived by her daughters Julie Egbert of Hickory, and Jeanne Bywaters (Roger) of Hickory; grandchildren Kevin Egbert of Hickory, Dorothy Webb of Morganton, Elizabeth Bywaters of Hickory and Eric Bywaters of Lenoir; 5 great grandchildren; brothers Dean Freeman ( Betty), Don Freeman (JoAnn) and Jimmy Freeman ( Carol) all of Missouri. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm at Hickory Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Earnest Richards officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • VISITATION Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • BURIAL Thursday, February 28, 2019

Peggy Lou (Freeman) Driskell

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Rhonda Padgitt

February 27, 2019

I always think of Aunt Peggy and Grandpa Freeman singing...
"you get a line and I'll get a pole, get a line and I'll get a pole, babe
you get a line and I'll get a pole and we'll go fishing in the crawdad hole...
oh honey, babe"
And the way Aunt Peggy and Grandma could cook....
I enjoyed staying up to date with Aunt Peggy on facebook….
I will miss her so much...
She was a wonderful Aunt.

Becky Freeman Hendrix

February 26, 2019

Aunt Peggy was involved in so many of my childhood memories. Christmas at her restaurants where she treated us to scrumptious meals and her homemade jelly are just two of my favorites. After she moved to NC, our visits were rare but she loved her family and kept in touch through calls and Facebook. I will miss her notes and kindnesses she shared. Our family was blessed to have her in it. Love to all!