Peggy Joyce Cope Christol, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. Mrs. Christol was born Dec. 29, 1932, daughter of the late General Forest and Bessie Cope a graduate of Chattanooga Business College, retired after 30 years of service with the Chattanooga Social Security Office and after that she became associated with Dale Buchanan and Associates Law Firm. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Christol; daughter, Terri Crawford; brothers, Buddy Cope and Bobby Cope; sisters, Marie Rogers and Kitty Rich. Survivors include two sons, Tim (Donna) Christol, of Chattanooga and Tom Christol, of Demorest, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jeremy Christol, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Matt Crawford, Ashlee Crawford and Holli Crawford, all of Chattanooga and Elizabeth Lewallen, of Demorest, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 2014, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Owens and Dr. Doug Plumlee officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Wellington Place Assisted Living and Memorial North Park Hospital. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Chapel 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.