Peggy Selvey Franklin Gherke
Peggy Selvey Franklin Gherke
  • September 19, 1959 - January 15, 2017
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Peggy Ann Selvey Franklin (Gherke), 57, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on September 19, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Charles Boyd Selvey Jr. (1986) and Mildred Selvey Vernon (2008).

Peggy was a lifetime member of Fayetteville Presbyterian Church. She was a 1977 graduate of Fayetteville High School, 1981 graduate of Fairmont State, and 1990 graduate of Marshall University. Peggy was a counselor and teacher for 35 years in WV and NC. For the last 15 years was employed by the Fayette County Board of Education. Teaching and counseling were her passion. She loved working and coaching children. She enjoyed all outdoor recreations and spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Bernard Franklin of Rupert in 1988.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories include her daughter, Whitney Ann Franklin of Fayetteville; three brothers: Charles B. Selvey III and wife Charlotte of Smoot, WV; David Selvey “The Favorite” and wife, Lisa of Greensboro, NC; and Chris Selvey and wife, Sherri of Fayetteville, WV; and six nephews; one niece; and one great-niece.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bob Wood officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 12 PM to 3 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Bowers Hospice House; 454 Cranberry Drive; Beckley, WV 25801.

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