Rachel W. Peacock

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DERMOTT, Ark. — Memorial services for Rachel W. Peacock, 87, who died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Ark., will be at 10 a.m. today at Dermott Presbyterian Church with Dr. Troy L. Pritt officiating.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Oakley Cemetery in Franklin Parish, La., under the direction of Griffin Funeral Service of McGehee, Ark.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Peacock was a longtime resident of Vidalia and had lived in Dermott since 2008.

Mrs. Peacock led an adventure-filled life. She moved a number of times during her husband’s career with Schlumberger, going from Louisiana to Mississippi to Kansas and finally to Venezuela, South America, before retiring to Vidalia in 1975. There she and her husband, Roy, enjoyed a “second act” as owners of Snap On Tools dealership in the Natchez area. Her favorite pastime was playing bridge, first as an avid duplicate champ and as her health declined, in the online Bridge Base, spending hours each day playing with people from everywhere in the world. She also loved to travel and would tell anyone and everyone that she had visited every continent but Antarctica and Australia and had played bridge in all of those places she had visited.

Mrs. Peacock was a member of Dermott Presbyterian Church and a former member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Natchez. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and several bridge clubs in the Miss-Lou.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. “Roy” Peacock; her parents, Harry W. Wafer Sr. and Josephine Chase Wafer; and four sisters.

Survivors include one son, Corry B. Peacock and wife, Marilyn, of Alvin, Texas; two daughters, Jo Ellen Johnson and husband, Terry, of Monroe, La., and Melanie Proffitt and husband, William, of Dermott; two brothers, Harry W. Wafer Jr. of Delhi, La., and William Gill Wafer of Bennettsville, S.C.; one sister, Maxie Hardin of Dallas; nine grandchildren, Rachel Elizabeth Peacock, John Michael Peacock, Matthew Roy Peacock, Benjamin David Peacock, Paul Kenneth Peacock, Kathy Johnson Dycus, Jesse Howard Proffitt, Joseph Charles Proffitt and Jonathan Mark Proffitt; and three great-granddaughters, Ashley and Allison Peacock and Josie Dycus.

Pallbearer will be grandsons, Matt, Paul, Jesse, Joseph and Jonathan and her dear neighbor, Arthur Bailey.

Memorials are requested to be sent to the Stewpot, 69 E. Franklin St., Natchez, MS 39120, or to a charity of choice.