Peggy Fuson Hoyal, 87, of Nashville, died on Aug. 9, 2019, after a brief illness. She is survived by daughter, Anne Ridley of Nashville; son, Andrew Hoyal (Linda Walton) of Seattle, Wash.; grandsons, Michael Hoyal and Todd Ridley (Katie Burnett); and a great-granddaughter. Mrs. Hoyal was preceded in death by husband, James Hoyal, and daughter, Rebecca Hoyal. A Nashville native, she graduated from East Nashville High School in 1948. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College and her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. Peggy and her East High classmate, Jimmy Hoyal, were married for 63 years. They first moved to McMinn County in 1958. She taught math at Etowah High, City Park, Englewood, and for 22 years until her retirement at McMinn Central. After she and Jimmy retired, they returned to Nashville. She was

an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for the last 25 years. Peggy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, teacher, colleague and friend. She loved reading, crossword puzzles and talking. She was down to earth and practical, straightforward and compassionate. She touched the lives of so many people, especially

her McMinn County students and friends. Of her, it can be truly said that the world is a better place because she was with

us. Visitation with the family will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 3900 West End Avenue in Nashville, on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m., followed by a service of Witness to the Resurrection at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers,

memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or to the charity of your choice. An online guest book is available at Austin Funeral & Cremation Services of Brentwood

is in charge of arrangements.

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