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Margaret ‘Peggy’ Haman
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Margaret “Peggy” Haman, 94, of Rabun Gap, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

In her young adulthood, she became a solo pilot, ending her flying career when she landed crosswise in a cornfield. She began her secretarial career in Warm Springs near the end of FDR’s presidency. She met James Haman, married and moved into Georgia Tech as a residence counselor. Peggy was very involved as a wife, mother and Girl Scout leader. In her late 50s, Peggy returned to school at Georgia State to earn her registered nurse degree. She was a wonderful role model for all of the women in the family including the grandchildren. As a nurse, she worked in oncology and with hospice in Atlanta. When she moved to Rabun County in the mid-1980s, she worked to establish the first hospice in the county. After she retired for the final time, Peggy became very involved with St. James Episcopal Church as part of the vestry, altar guild and Daughters of the King. Peggy was also active with bridge and weaving in the community.

She is survived by: her husband, James B. Haman; and three daughters, Sarah Haman of California, Carol Walker of Texas and Laura Haman of New Mexico.

A memorial service will be held today at St. James Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Pantry of Rabun County or St. James Episcopal Church.

Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cumming is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at