George Washington Pegram
August 30, 1923 - November 4, 2012
Published online on November 6, 2012 courtesy of Dignity Memorial
Pegram, 89, of Greensboro died Sunday November 4, 2012 at Wesley Long
Hospital. Mr. Pegram was born August 20, 1923 in Forsyth Co., the son
of James Edward and Myrtle Permelia Clark Pegram. He was married to Evelyn
L. Hinkley (Rogers) who preceded him in death in 2008. He was also preceded
in death by his parents, his brother, Edward Pegram and a half-brother,
William A. Cox.
He is survived by his step-daughter, Sherry Grimes and husband Rick, step-grandchildren
Brandon Grimes of Kernersville and Jeremy Whitley of New York.
Mr. Pegram graduated from Walkertown High School where he played basketball,
football and baseball. He was drafted after school and served in the U.S.
Army; 19th Division, 47th Regiment in Europe. After service he signed
with the Boston Red Sox and took spring training with the Durham Bulls
and was assigned to Tarboro, NC where he played one season. He worked
for Hanes Corp. and played baseball with the Hanes Knitters. He was later
drafted by the Pittsburg Pirates and was assigned to Tallahassee, Fl where
he played one season. He then came back to the Hanes Corp. where he worked
until retiring as foreman of the knitting dept. While working at Hanes,
he coached Little League in Winston-Salem.
Graveside services with Military Honors provided by the Randolph Co. Honor
Guard will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Guilford Memorial Park conducted
by Chaplain Richard Payne.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Human Society of the donor's