Leonard M. Pegues
retired funeral director and past owner, W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors, Tupelo, Mississippi, died September 19, 2022, at age 86.
Pegues graduated from John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a longtime member and served as president of the following boards: Tupelo Rotary Club, Community Development Foundation and the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association. He was a past chairman of Tupelo Airport Authority and also served as chairman of the BancorpSouth Center and the BancorpSouth Community Bank Board and Advisory Board.
Pegues also served on the North Mississippi Medical Center and the North Mississippi Kidney Foundation Board of Directors Executive Committee. In 1999, due to the generosity of a donor, he received a kidney, for which his wife and daughters will be eternally grateful.
Pegues is survived by wife Sylvia; daughters Sherie, Lisia and Kimberly; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and a sister-in-law.