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Ida Estelle Flythe Brame / July 03, 2019

Ida Estelle “Peggy” Flythe Brame, age 105, of Chase City, died Saturday, June 29, 2019. She was born Aug. 21, 1913 in Portsmouth, and grew up in Emporia. She was the daughter of the late Jefferson Thomas “Fred” Flythe and the late Stella Bishop Flythe. She was a proud graduate of Johnston Willis School of Nursing in Richmond. Peggy was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Chase City. She was also a charter member of the Women’s Club of Chase City, the Mecklenburg Spring Club, and the Mary Wood Garden Club. She grew and loved flowers of all kinds, but Daffodils were her favorite. She always enjoyed hand making Christmas ornaments for the church’s Chrismon Tree. On her 100th birthday, The Town of Chase City declared August 21 as “Peggy Brame Day.”

Peggy is survived by her nieces and nephews, Martha Edwards Culpepper of Richmond, Lee Edwards of Poquoson, Mary Edwards Owen of Fork Union, Roger Flythe of Silver City, N.M., James Belote of Morganton, N.C., and Joyce S. Belote of Newport News, her long-time companion and friend, Emma Long; and her caregivers, Evette Brooks, Tameka Ashe, and Jennifer Pulliam.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Marshall Brame; nephew, Donald Neil Belote; and sister-in-law, Mary Brame Edwards.

A funeral was held Tuesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Lehman and Rev. Mike West officiating. Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation began one hour prior to the service in the church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Centenary United Methodist Church, 350 N Marshall Street, Chase City, Va 23924.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.

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