Margaret A. Sheppard

Published 3:10 pm Monday, October 26, 2015

ANDERSONVILLE — Mrs. Margaret A. Sheppard, age 92, known to many as “Miss Peggy,” passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in her home in Andersonville, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, graveside at Andersonville National Cemetery. Interment will follow immediately.
Miss Peggy was born on Sept. 6, 1923. in Westchester County, New York, the daughter of the late William Chantler Arbuckle and the late Margaret Dykes Arbuckle. She was employed as a school teacher for the Sumter County School system for 22 years. Miss Peggy served as associate editor of Georgia Magazine and Georgia Life Magazine. She was a free lance writer, authoring four books and the tourism director for Andersonville; she owned a Bed and Breakfast and Antique Shop. She was the director and past president of the Andersonville Guild and a member of the Andersonville Trail Association. Miss Peggy was also a member of Andersonville United Methodist Church.
Miss Peggy is survived by one son, Lee Sheppard of Andersonville, Ga.; two nieces, Anne Oliphant Smith of Cambridge, Mass., nd Nancy Arbuckle of Nakomis, Fla.; three nephews, Steve Arbuckle of Naples, Fla., Robert Arbuckle of Nokomis, Fla., and David Arbuckle of Sarasota, Fla.; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews, and special friends Inez Champeau, Sherry Hargrove and Evelyn Floyd, her caregiver and close friend of 13  years.
Miss Peggy is predeceased in death by her husband Fred Shipp Sheppard; her parents, William Chantler Arbuckle and Margaret Dykes Arbuckle; a sister, Janet A. Oliphant and two brothers William Chantler Arbuckle Jr. and Robert Brunt Arbuckle.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Andersonville Guild, P.O. Box 5, Andersonvill GA 31711. Aldridge Funeral Services is in charge of these services. To sign the online guest book and express your condolences to the family go to