The Duncan Banner


October 9, 2013

Peggy Lee Short Hoover

1923 — Oct. 5, 2013

DUNCAN — Peggy Lee Short Hoover was delivered to her Lord and Savior on October 5, 2013 in Augusta, Ga.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Arnold Nelson Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Peggy was a resident at Keysville Nursing Home for the last 3.5 years after suffering a stroke.

A devoted wife of 30 years to James F. Hoover Jr. and a loving mother to Kim Barry and Randy Hoover, Peggy led a full and fruitful life. Born in Magnum, in 1923, to Earl and Margaret Short, Peggy enjoyed tennis, theater, band (saxophone) and debate at Mangum High School, and in 1945, earned a degree in physical education from the Oklahoma College for Women.

Peggy’s varied professional career included employment with the Girl Scouts of America, Host with KRHD 1350 Radio, Physical Education teacher and Tennis Coach at Duncan High School, Restaurant Owner in Stockton, Calif., Landman and proprietor of Hoover Real Estate.

While at Duncan High School, Peggy and her girls’ tennis team won Duncan’s first Women’s Tennis State Championship in 1975, and Peggy was named Coach of the Year.

An active member of her OCW Alumni Association, Peggy chaired the OCW Alumni Chapel Committee that raised the resources to build the Alumni Chapel. Independent, proud and driven, Peggy was an active member of Duncan First Christian Church and served in many capacities.

Peggy is also remembered as a caregiver to many friends as their health failed, including Mary Helen Wade and Norma Jones. An avid Bridge player, Peggy took great pride in hosting bridge club at her home.

Peggy is survived by her children: Kim Barry and Randy Hoover; grandchildren, Chris and Kyle Califf, and Derrick and Lauren Hoover; sister, Betty Burris; and sister-in-law, Rhonda Short.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care; 1901 Central Ave.; Augusta, GA 30904.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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