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Elizabeth L. Merrill

December 28, 1925 — April 12, 2018

JONESBORO, GEORGIA — Elizabeth L. Merrill, 92, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born in Saratoga Springs on Dec. 28, 1925, she was the daughter of Clarence and Leila Lasher.

On June 27, 1943, she married Jesse H. Merrill. They would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this June. They raised their family in Ballston Spa and moved to Georgia in 2002 to live with their son, David and his wife, Carolyn.

Peggy was a people person and made friends with everyone she met. She was a mom to all the Navy men that rented their home on South Street in Ballston Spa. She loved playing cards with her husband, Jesse and their friends. She enjoyed reading Family Circle and Woman’s Day magazines from cover to cover. Peggy’s greatest joy was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and she treasured the memories she made with them.

She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Leila Lasher; sisters, Marienne Koval and Janice Agnew; and great-grandson, Dillan Jesse Peacock.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Jesse; and their children, Donna Perkins and her husband, Richard of Ballston Spa, David Merrill and his wife, Carolyn of Jonesboro, Georgia, Rev. Debra Peacock and her dear friend, Carol Finke of Argyle and Darren Merrill and his wife, Jane of Fayetteville, Georgia; grandchildren, Susan Martin (Brian), Shari Desrosier (Kevin), Scott Perkins (Nicole), Stephen Perkins, Corey Merrill (Jody), Kier Palmer (James) Jesse Merrill, III (Laura Glass) and Stacey Leombruno (Mark); 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St. Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 1 p.m.

Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Peggy may be made to Harbor Grace Hospice, 320 Parkway Dr. 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30312.

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