Marguerite Kerr Van Pelt

Published 5:58 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Marguerite Kerr Van Pelt, 101, of 70 Oak Street, Tryon, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 in White Oak Manor, Tryon.
Born in Augusta County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James B. Van Pelt of Burketown, Va. Following a career in journalism and freelance writing she moved to Tryon in 1990 and has resided at White Oak Village Apartments.
She was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Painters and Sculptors of Tryon and a charter member of American Women in Radio and Television and of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She was an award-winning artist and a published author.
She is survived by a brother, Nelson Van Pelt of Mussel Shoals, Ala., and several nieces and nephews scattered about the United States.
Memorials may be made to Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 626, Tryon, N.C. 28782.
An on-line guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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