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Lillie Mae "Peggy" Drum

July 6, 1935 — April 12, 2021

Lillie Mae “Peggy” Drum passed away on April 12, 2021 after an extended illness at the age of 85.

Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Peggy and her husband, Jimmie Drum, moved to Ridgecrest, California in 1972 and lived there for the last 30-plus years before moving to Warner Robins, Georgia, to be closer to family. As a military wife, Peggy had a great love of traveling with her husband. She never met a stranger, she loved people, and was the life of the party wherever she went. She loved bowling, won several city tournaments, and coached the youth bowling league. She received great joy watching their game improve. She was a great mother/father-figure for the children, often acting as both while her husband was deployed. She enjoyed making large family dinners on Sunday. Everyone loved her fried chicken, greens and biscuits. No one left her table hungry.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Dell Eubanks and Mattie Mae Bolton Eubanks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Jean Drum; her siblings, Julius Eubanks, Herman Eubanks and James Eubanks; and one great grandchild, Simon.

Left to cherish Peggy’s memory are her husband of 68 years, Jimmie O. Drum; children, Deborah Evans of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Sherri Johnston (Eric) of Fort Wayne, Indiana; grandchildren, Jimmie Cribb (Amber) of Ridgecrest, California, Donna Bickel (Aaron) of Bonaire, Georgia and Lauren Dill (Russell) of Shipshewana, Indiana; 3 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Charles Eubanks (Shelby) Carl Eubanks (Kathy), and Percy Eubanks, all of Durham.

Peggy’s service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham, North Carolina. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Maplewood Cemetery, also in Durham.

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