BRIGHT, PEGGY "BOCCO" BLANKENSHIP – age 77, of Knoxville, lost her lengthy and courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Turkey Creek Medical Center.
Peggy was born December 23, 1934 in Glasgow, Kentucky the daughter of the late James Edward Blankenship and Mable Graven Blankenship of Cave City, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her brother, Albert Blankenship. Peggy was Salutatorian of Caverna High School class of 1952. Married for 49 years to her beloved husband, Fred Bright, Jr., retired US Army JAG Colonel. She traveled the world as an Army wife, living in places such as Germany, Korea, Hawaii, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky before settling in Knoxville in 1986. She was a retired legal secretary for the US Army, the US Air Force, and Knoxville real estate agent.
Other survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie Bright and Michael McGill, Karen Bright and Richard Pfost; son and daughter-in-law, James F. and Sarah Bright. She was beloved "Bocco" (grandmother) to Cody McGill, Grant, Spencer, and Dawson Pfost, Mercedes and Haven Bright; sister-in-law, Doris Blankenship; niece, Andrea Blankenship Taylor; nephew, James Randall Blankenship; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. A Celebration of Life will follow at 7:00 p.m.
The family and friends will meet 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 10:00 a.m.
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