Carolyn Pennington

HETH, Ark. — Carolyn Ann Cahoon Pennington, 71, died at her home in Heth, Ark., on Monday, December 31, 2012. Born August 7, 1941, Mrs. Pennington is preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Bert Cahoon, of Pine Bluff, Ark.; her sister, Berdell Ward of Little Rock, Ark.; and her son, Bert Lee Pennington, also of Heth, Ark.

Mrs. Pennington was a member of Shell Lake Baptist Church, in Heth, Ark., and Associate Graduate of Mid-South Vo-Tech, and retired from Southland Gaming and Racing, both in West Memphis, Ark.

Mrs. Pennington is survived by her husband, Terry E. Pennington; daughter, Annette Pennington McCollum and daughter in law, Kimberly Griffin Pennington all of Heth, Ark.; step-children, Rufus Pennington and Curtis Pennington of Byhalia, Miss.; Brenda Branstetter and Michael Pennington of Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Alicia Waldrop and Russell Pennington of Mississippi; Christy Thomas and Catfish Pennington of Arkansas; Tracy Snider, Selina Branstetter, and Michelle Pennington of Georgia; Audrey Pennington of Tennessee; Ashlyn Taylor and Tanner Haney of Marion, Ark.; and Carolanne McCollum. Mrs. Pennington is also survived by nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Pennington will be laid to rest with her family in Memorial Park Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Ark. at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis, Ark. is in charge of services.

The family would like to express their most heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Koyia Figures and her staff; Mary Carter, Claudette Chandler, and the rest of the Crittenden Regional Hospital Hospice staff for their committed care and unfailing support. The family also wishes to thank the members of Shell Lake Baptist Church for the endless, prayers, visits, cards and gifts of food that gave so much strength during this challenging time. Memorial suggestions include, Shell Lake Baptist Church supporting Arkansas Ministries, American Cancer Society, Arbor Day Foundation, and the Humane Society.

“Love bear all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7