lula mae (smitherman) pegram

Mrs. Lula Smitherman Pegram, 101, of Wesleyan-Arms Manor, and formerly of 507 Ferndale Drive, died Jan. 19, 1997, at the High Point Regional Hospital. The funeral will be in the High Point Friends Meeting House 11 a.m. Wednesday, officiated by Dr. David Kingrey and the Rev. Victor Murchison. Internment will be in the Meeting House Columbarium. Mrs. Pegram was born in East Bend on July 4, 1895, a daughter of William A. and Sarah Melinda Joyner Smitherman. She was married to R. B. Pegram, who died June 1, 1991.. She and her family moved from North Carolina to Mooresville, Indiana, then later to Haviland, Kansas, where she graduated from Friends Academy. She was an alumna of Friends University, Wichita, Kansas; Indiana State Normal, Tera Haute, Indiana; Mrs. Baker's Teacher's College, Indianapolis, Indiana; Woman's College, UNC, Greensboro; and Asheville State Normal, Asheville. She taught school in Mooresville, Indiana, and for a period in Aurora, Colorado, in a one room school house, where she taught all grades. She returned to North Carolina in the early 1900's to teach in the High Point City School system. She was a member of the High Point Central Friends Church, where she was active in the Elizabeth Frye class, and the Elizabeth Sykes circle. She taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the High Point Little Theatre and was a former member of the High Point Woman's Club. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Lee Beck of Orlando, F la., Mrs. Dorothy Faye Culler of High Point, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Walker of Burlington, and Mrs. Betty Jean Herring of Boulder, Colorado; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.