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Shelby Jean “Peggy” Prince: Tabor City

1936 – 2017

     Shelby Jean “Peggy” Prince of Tabor City died Thursday, Aug. 17, in Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville. She was 81.

     Born Aug. 3, 1936 in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Donnie McCoy Coats and Alphie Bell Coats and the widow of Herbert Elton “Fat” Prince, Sr.

     She cared for children at the Tabor City Baptist Church Daycare for thirty years.

     She is survived by two daughters, Sylvia P. Woolley of Apopka, Florida, Trudy P. Buffkin of Tabor City; three sons, Herbert Elton Prince, Jr. of Macon, Georgia, Kelly McCoy Prince, Sr. of Wilmington, Nicholas Lorenzo Prince of Tabor City; one brother, Sammie Coats of Loris; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one son, Phillip Alonzo Prince, twin of Nicholas; two sisters, Helen Dean Strickland, Christine Soles; one brother, Lacy Coats, one grandson, Justin Prince.

     Visitation was planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.

     Funeral services were planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in Tabor City Baptist Church, burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City.

     A guest register is available here.