Peggy Smallwood, retired school teacher


NEW ALBANY — Margaret Binkley Smallwood, 66, known to family and friends as “Peggy” died Sept. 6, 2006, at her home after an extended illness.

Services were held Sept. 8 at First United Methodist Church. 

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in New Albany, where she served as chair of the official board, Council on Ministries and Missions Committee. She taught Sunday school and helped found Camp Sonshine, where she volunteered for years. She co-founded the Union County Literacy Council, where she served as president and tutor. Her civic activities included being a local and national officer of Junior Auxiliary, a board member of Boys & Girls Club and a volunteer with the Good Samaritan Center. She was a longtime member of the New Century Club and Junta Club. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Lee Mason Binkley of Goodlettsville, Tenn.  

Survivors include: husband, W. C. “Bill” Smallwood, Jr., of New Albany; son, Bill Smallwood III of Tupelo; mother, Elizabeth Binkley of Goodlettsville; sisters, Pat Clark and Pam Garrett of Goodlettsville; brother, Ed Binkley of Oviedo, Fla.; and one grandson.