Peggy Shrum Deakins, 78, of East Brainerd, went home to be with family, friends and her Lord Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.A native of Palmer, Tenn., Mrs. Deakins was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Shrum and Della Gibbs Shrum. She was a former resident of the Hixson area prior to moving to East Brainerd in 2004. Mrs. Deakins had worked for DuPont for many years, retiring in 1978. After retirement she worked for Wal-Mart in East Brainerd.She was an active member of East Brainerd Baptist Church.Peggy never met a stranger. She loved camping and especially enjoyed helping her older friends and neighbors.In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George L. Deakins; brother, Mose Shrum and sister, Mary Ellen Curtis. Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Aslinger (George) and Pamela Zumbrun (Mark); grandchildren, George Aslinger III, Phillip Aslinger, Drew Zumbrun and Paige Zumbrun; great-grandson, Landon Aslinger; sister, Betty (Harold) Ball; brother, Andrew (Joyce) Shrum; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Brian Squires officiating.Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends for visitation from 4-8 p.m. today, Aug. 28, 2012, and on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Elmcroft and Avalon Hospice for their care and concern.In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to East Brainerd Baptist Church or to the Alzheimers Association.Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com.Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tenn. 423-531-3975.