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Lucy Lee (Oglesby) Peterson
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Lucy Lee (Oglesby) Peterson, age 85, passed away on May 19, 2024, at Riverside Health Care in Covington, Georgia, after a courageous battle with dementia. She was born on July 23, 1938, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to the late Ira Dancy Oglesby, Jr. and Lucy Lee (Fitzhugh) Oglesby. Lucy graduated from Fort Smith High School in 1957.

She furthered her education at the University of Arkansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1962. During her time at the university, she was an active member of the Arkansas Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Phi.

After raising their family in Springdale, Arkansas, where they were active members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lucy and Ed settled in Covington, GA, in 2004. Lucy enjoyed exploring the mountains, visiting historical sites across the South, and spending time making crafts and cookies with her grandchildren.

Lucy was a dedicated volunteer throughout her life. She received the President’s Call to Service Award in 2003 for her over 4,000 hours of volunteer service with the Springdale Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

An avid genealogist, Lucy was actively involved in various historical organizations, including serving as a past regent of the Marion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and participating in the Sergeant Newton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Covington, Georgia. She was a lifetime member of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Edward Leroy Peterson of Covington; daughter Deborah Ann Peterson of Decatur, GA; son Edward Lee Peterson and his wife Shannon Leann Graham of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter Genevieve Claire Peterson and grandson William Atlas Peterson, both of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by her sister Ann Oglesby Rea, niece Lee Rea Manges, and nephew Matthew Philippi Rea, all of New Orleans, LA.

A memorial service to celebrate Lucy’s life will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, 4140 Clark St SW, Covington, GA 30014, on May 29, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lee Peterson Memorial at Good Shepherd Episcopal or Planned Parenthood.

Lucy will be remembered fondly for her unwavering kindness, boundless generosity, and passion for serving others. She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will continue to inspire all who knew her. May she rest in eternal peace.