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Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday February 2nd, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Friday February 2nd, 2018

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Final Resting Place

Rose Lawn Mausoleum
Saturday February 3rd, 2018

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Carolyn Hester Pennington


Carolyn Hester Pennington, age 61, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Smyth County Community Hospital.

Carolyn was born June 6, 1956 in Smyth County, Va. She loved her Lord, her family and especially her grandkids, they were her world. She was a beloved substitute teacher in the Smyth County school system, and she loved all of "her kids." Carolyn enjoyed eating, reading, listening to country music (especially Alan Jackson), and watching football. She was one of the Marion Scarlett Hurricanes most faithful fans. She loved her special kitties and being outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Hester; grandparents, William and Nannie Sheets, and Carl and Kate Hester.

Carolyn is survived by her three children, Wayne Pennington and wife, Jennifer of Buffalo Junction, Va., Farrah Vaughn, and T.J. Pennington; mother, Betty Sheets Childers, all of Marion, Va.; brother, Michael Anthony Hester and wife, Ann of Newnan, Ga.; significant other for over 20 years, Terry Darnell, of Marion, Va.; four grandchildren, Kelsey Pennington, Alexis Vaughn, Savannah Vaughn, and Jordan Vaughn; niece, Katie Hester; nephew, Nathan Hester and wife, Haley; best friend, Pam Johnson; several cousins; many special friends and beloved students.

Special thanks to Misty and Jessica at Smyth County Cancer Center.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Ron Gilbert officiating. Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12 noon at Rose Lawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Hester Pennington.

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Dear Betty, Wayne, Farar, and TJ I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and mother. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts. Cancer is such a mean and ugly disease, but she is resting with the Lord in no pain now. That is what we have to focus on now. I know the hurt is painful and with time it will ease, but know that Carolyn isn't suffering anymore. Love and prayers, Gale

Gale Pittard Feb 3 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family! Carolyn was a very sweet lady I just loved her she always had a smile on her face. I know she will be missed dearly

Amber Morris Feb 2 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Pennington

Amber Morris Feb 2 2018 12:00 AM

I bowled with Carolyn for many years and consider it an honor to have known such a kind and beautiful lady. We went on many bowling trips together and she was such a fun and loving person and I cherish the memories of our times together. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Mary Ann Billings Wynn

Ann Wynn Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

Betty and family, Thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort your grieving heart.

Stan and Debbie Djukovich Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs. Pennington was one of my favorite teachers. She will forever be missed!

Taylor Richardson Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Pennington

Taylor Richardson Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Sheila Reedy Duncan Hagy Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

You will be missed by many.

Linda cullop byrd Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carolyn Pennington

Linda cullop byrd Feb 1 2018 12:00 AM

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