MARTIN, S.C. - Mr. Francis Ellis Peeples, husband of Eleanor McDonald Peeples, died Tuesday morning in University Hospital in Augusta. He was 82. Mr. Peeples was born in Allendale County, April 8, 1920, a son of the late Junius Black Peeples Sr. and Daisie Ellis Peeples. He was a retired farmer and a retired member of the South Carolina Peace Officers Association. He was a past president of the Peeples Hunting Club and was a lifelong member of Lower Three Runs Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the board of deacons. Mr. Peeples was predeceased by two sisters, DuPont P. Harper and Elizabeth P. Nowell as well as three brothers, Junius Black Peeples Jr., DeLacy Vincent Peeples Sr. and Pringle Laughlin Peeples Sr. Surviving besides his wife of Augusta Hwy in Martin are three sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; an aunt and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m., in the Lower Three Runs Baptist Church, with Rev. Billy L. Mew and Rev. Fred B. Orr officiating. Burial will follow in the Lower Three Runs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers include Hayne P. Harper, Pringle L. Peeples Jr., Junius Keith Peeples, John L. Nowell, C. Glenn Hall and T. Eugene Hall. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lower Three Runs Building Fund, 7108 Augusta Hwy., Martin SC 29836. Smith-Rhoden Funeral Home, of Allendale is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle May 16, 2002