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Mary Peugh Taylor

December 13, 1952 — December 21, 2023

Mary Peugh Taylor passed from this life to the next in the morning hours of December 21, 2023. She was born on December 13, 1952 in Tift County to Herbert Willis Peugh and Carmen Riggins Peugh. She married Eddie Taylor in 1972 and started a family with firm foundations of unconditional love and unbounded support, and a little impromptu adventure to keep things light and fun.


Mary had a kindness in her, a grace that she extended without thought of merit or conditions to those that came into her life. She loved because there was someone there to love. This love was extended to her family, friends, anyone who needed a sweet word from a sweet lady. The stresses of this life would evaporate in Mary’s presence, her infectious smile and big hugs made sure of that. And she was watching. In any group, she would instinctively know who needed a quiet word, a warm place to grow, or a determined push to live a life of purpose and love.


Her family and friends would turn to Mary often, as she always seemed to know the right thing to do, the right thing to say, the right way to make others feel welcomed, valued, and special. She was always ready with the perfect advice and the willingness to go to work and make something special happen.


Her loss is felt keenly by her surviving son, Trey, his wife Sheya, and their children Ret, Emmaline, and Mary-Salter Taylor. Her son Trent, passed before his mother. His wife Holly, and their children Haley and Ty will carry special memories of her forever. She is also survived by her brother, Tony Peugh and his husband Carl Davis, Henry Sparrow, her companion of many years, and so many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Each will struggle to fill the empty space of her passing.


Behind it all, Mary’s legacy remains: love everyone you can, when you can.


Mary made it clear that at her passing, a gathering of friends and family celebrating her life was her fondest desire. Her family intends to do just that with a visitation of friends and family on Tuesday, December 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Carson McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta. Mary’s farewell service will be at Carson McLane Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 27 at 11:00 am. Mary loved flowers and anything that would bring a touch of beauty to the world, but would have preferred a donation to the Eddie Taylor Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation of South Georgia, P.O. Box 2654, Thomasville, GA, 31799, www.cfsga.net. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home

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