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Martha Stewart Peals

November 30, 1924 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 94)

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Martha Stewart Peals, age 93 of Orick, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, after a long battle of sickness. She was a native of Tellico Plains, Tennessee. She was sole owner of the Palm Cafe and Motel for over 33 years.

She was the daughter of Grace Gentry Stewart and Jacob Anson Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elick (Red) Peals; two sons, Scottie Peals and Mike Peals; brothers John Stewart, Leonard Stewart and TW Stewart; sisters Emma Lee Price and Iris Cole.  .

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Ingersoll Peals Eldridge; brother Jim Stewart; sisters Ethel Symons, Mattie Anne Hayes and Shirley Jones; and lots of nieces and nephews. Also, a special friend, Linda Sloan, and another special friend, Spencer

Martha fostered over 30 children in her lifetime, which led to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

This lady had a tremendous heart. She took care of so many people in Orick. I hope that they show the respect that she deserves.


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