Margaret “Peg” McFerrin died at Brighton Gardens of Greenville on July 1, 2004.
Born on May 18, 1920, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Margaret Allan Merrill. She was a graduate of Alma College in London, Ontario. Peg was involved in community theater, acting in several plays in Greenville. She was also active in the early days of the Civil Rights movement, including sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in Greenville. A long-time member of the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, she was deeply involved in human rights concerns.
Peg is survived by John McFerrin, her husband of 62 years; daughter, Jane McFerrin, and son-in-law, David Greene, of Cleveland, Ga.; and daughter, Liz McFerrin, and partner, Patt Parker, of Redington Beach, Fla. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Elizabeth Epps, of Macon, Ga., Laura Johnson, Jennifer Greene and Christopher Greene, all of Atlanta, Ga.; and an expected great-grandchild.