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Wentworth United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Wentworth United Methodist Church Cemetery
Saturday September 12th, 2020

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Margaret Lee Adams Perdue

Margaret Lee Adams Perdue, 81, of Main Street, Wentworth, died Saturday afternoon, at Annie Penn Hospital following several years of declining health. Born in Wentworth on August 22, 1939 she was the daughter of Dewey Young and Emma Lee Mitchell Adams and lived her entire life in the county seat. She was the last surviving resident native of the original historic village of Wentworth. She graduated from Wentworth High School as a member of the Class of 1957, and was one of the first female school bus drivers in Rockingham County. She studied piano under Miss Maude Reynolds of Wentworth and for years served as pianist for the Wentworth Methodist Church which she joined in 1946. She remained an active member of that congregation in numerous capacities for the rest of her life. In 1961 she married Calvin Coolidge Perdue of Mayodan and they enjoyed a blissful union until his death in 1995. In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by her brother Ray Young Adams. She was a former employee of WMYN-AM in Mayodan and on November 22, 1963 interrupted the day’s programming to announce the assassination of President Kennedy. For 29 years, until her retirement, she served as a PBX operator and admissions clerk at Annie Penn Hospital. Surviving are her three sons and spouses: Todd Perdue (Stephanie) of Chesapeake, VA; Bob Perdue (Amy) of Southport and Michael (Teresa) of Durham. Five grandchildren: Abbey Linville, Emily Perdue, Cameron Perdue, Jeremy Perdue and Nadia Perdue and one great-granddaughter Adalynn Linville. A committal service will be held in the cemetery of the Wentworth Methodist Church on Saturday at 11AM. Due to the pandemic there will be no public viewing or visitation and those attending are kindly asked to practice social distancing, wear masks, and to dress casually. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Wentworth Methodist Church, P.O. Box 133, Wentworth, NC 27375. Wilkerson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Perdue

Jeremy Perdue Jun 6 2022 11:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Perdue

Betty Martin Sep 10 2020 8:17 PM

The Perdue family are in my prayers. We had four old timers in Wentworth. Now only two. I had the pleasure of talking with Margaret shortly after I lost Dad (Truette Parleir). She was always kind and a great person to have as a friend. Hold on to your precious memories and know there is rejoicing in heaven. Rev. Wayne Parleir

Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Parleir Sep 10 2020 2:55 PM

To the family your mother and I use to work together at Annie Penn Hospital to the family yall have my Deepest Sympathy. She was truly a great person to have known. Pearlie Simpson Ferrell

Pearlie Simpson Ferrell Sep 10 2020 10:03 AM

Todd, Bob & Mike, Very sorry for your loss! Margaret was a sweet lady, I enjoyed doing her hair for awhile at the Hair Hut in Reidsville! My thoughts & prayers are with yall! :hugging_face::hugging_face::heart::heart::pray::pray: Brenda Vernon Schenck

Brenda Schenck Sep 10 2020 9:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Perdue

Chuck Watson Sep 10 2020 12:01 AM

Boys, I thought alot of your Mom. I enjoyed running into her at Mom's Country Kitchen and chat for a bit. She always had a smile to share and a kind word to say. Now she gets to brighten heaven. Tina Green Scott

Tina Green Scott Sep 9 2020 9:18 PM


joy jones Sep 9 2020 8:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Perdue

Betty H Shaw Sep 9 2020 6:50 PM

Know her son Todd and family from church. He used to request prayer for her. Sent her a few cards over the years. She was a special woman and raised a great son. May God be with her family at this difficult time. Margaret Norfleet

margaret norfleet Sep 9 2020 2:34 PM

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