By Granddaughter Kelly McCarty
Peggy Whiteacre Bryant was born on April 9, 1933 on a 200-acre farm in Gore, Va. She moved to Roanoke when she was 11.
Peggy graduated from Jefferson High School and Lyndell from William Byrd High School.
Lyndell served in the Navy from June 1951 until June 1955.
Peggy and Lyndell met at the Vinton Pool and married in 1956.
Lyndell worked in quality control at General Electric from 1955 until 1991. Peggy also briefly worked at GE, where they both met Ronald Reagan, who was a spokesman for the company.
From age 40 to 80, Peggy was an avid…
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