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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday February 20th, 2016
12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Saturday February 20th, 2016
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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West Cemetery
Saturday February 20th, 2016
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Roy Andrew Pennington

MARION, Va: ROY ANDREW PENNINGTON, age 94, died Monday, February 15, 2016 at Francis Marion Manor in Marion, Virginia. Roy was a member of South Fork Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II, and a life member of the Marion VFW Post #4667. Roy was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 and a half years, Maggie Pennington; his parents Andy C. and Sarah Sheets Pennington; three brothers, Bill, Millard, and Vance Pennington; six sisters, Nannie Brown, Fannie Adams, Ola Curry, Stella Curry, Louvenia Sizemore and Frances Rosenbaum; and one son-in-law, Bill Hellberg. Mr. Pennington is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Hellberg of Travelers Rest, SC; two sons, Buddy Pennington (Shirley) of Marion, Va. and John R. Pennington (Kathy) of Christiansburg, Va; eight grandchildren, Debbie Evans (Tim), Ricky Pennington (Donna), Keith Pennington (Stephanie), Anthony Pennington (Tina), Amy Pedrick (Rodd), Carl Hellberg (Candace), Eric Pennington (Jessica), and Michael Pennington (Erica); fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a special niece (like a second daughter), Joyce Blevins; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Mark Totten officiating and Military Rites conducted by Marion VFW Post #4667. Graveside services will follow at West Cemetery, Marion, Va. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to South Fork Baptist Church c/o Melissa Bowman, 215 South Fork Road, Marion, Va. 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaver-brown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Pennington family.

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Mary Ann, Was good to see you last Friday, even under these circumstances. Both our dads had long lives of over 90 years. Know this, that our faith in God guarantees that we will see them again. This is just a temporary goodbye, as we will be reunited for a heavenly homecoming, and an eternal celebration, with our departed loved ones. Blessing to you and your family. Ervin

Ervin Farmer Feb 23 2016 12:00 AM

Just wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss, Roy was a great man and always had a smile on his face and never complained about anything!! I know this is a hard loss with losing Maggie recently as well! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!!

Reid Hayes Feb 20 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Pennington

Reid Hayes Feb 20 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Family, sorry for your loss of both parents. They were sweet people. I remember our good days at Oak Point . Thinking of you all. Wanda Campbell Owens

Wanda Owens Feb 18 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of another loved one, may God provide you with strength and comfort during this sorrowful time.

Rhonda Martin Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM

Buddy, Mary Ann, and Johnny: We are saddened to learn of your Dad's death so soon after loosing your Mother. I know they are both in Heaven celebrating no pain and looking down on their beloved children. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers this week as you grieve your loss. Ron and Charlotte Faris

Ron and Charlotte Faris Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM

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