Peggy was born in Gretna and moved to Rustburg in the early 1950s with her family when her father gave up farming to open his own business. She graduated from Rustburg High School and went on to marry her sweetheart. They have two children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Peggy enjoys spending time with her family and the family of her close friend, Frank Neumann, who is also on staff at Tharp.
She worked in administration as a secretary to the Director of Recreation in Campbell County for 15 years. She then acted as church secretary at West Lynchburg Baptist Church and Rustburg Baptist Church, respectively, eight years each before joining the Tharp family in 2004. She continues working in administration and helps with visitations and funerals at the request of the families.
She enjoys meeting and helping the families in their time of need, and is a valuable asset to the Tharp team.