Peggy Morgan


Peggy Jean Wolfe Morgan, 92, of Sylva and Canton passed away on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

Born on June 14, 1929, in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Roy Monroe Wolfe and Ottie Dillingham Wolfe. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Donald Clinton Morgan, who passed away in 2015; a grandson, Nicholas Morgan; sisters, Ethel Caudle, Vernell McGinn, Thelma Berryhill, Lula Whitlock, Flora McClure and Cirrie Kendall; and a brother, Roy M. Wolfe Jr.

Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Sylva First Presbyterian Church and was a current member of Canton Presbyterian Church. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated from Mercy Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1951. She was a registered nurse and a certified North Carolina teacher. She taught and was instrumental in founding the Health Occupations program at Sylva-Webster High School. Mrs. Morgan was awarded the Educator of the Year Award from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce in 1974.

She is survived by her sons, Dr. Brad Morgan and his wife, Sally, of Canton, and Andrew Morgan and Jeffery Morgan, both of Sylva; grandchildren, Megan Brose (Darin) of Lolo, Mont., Molly Stroud (Dan) of Huntersville, N.C., Jessica Morgan, and Jennifer Davidson (Todd), all of Sylva, Mica Messer (Treagon) of Snellville, Ga., and Alex Morgan (Katlin) of Sylva; great-grandchildren, McKinley and Web Stroud, Brecklyn Brose, Avery Davidson, Nicholas Morgan and Maci Messer; as well as many dear nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 at Sylva Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Blake Daniel, Rev. Esta Jarrett and Rev. Riley Covin officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Youth Fund at Sylva Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 2152, Sylva, NC 28779; or to Canton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 784, Canton, NC 28716; or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff of Silver Bluff Village for the excellent care received by Peggy and her entire family.

The care of Mrs. Morgan has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton, and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at