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Dec. 10, 1928-March 31, 2008

Betty McLawhon Pennington, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

Betty was born in Greene County to the late Mark H. McLawhon and Augusta Dixon McLawhon. She was married to the late Milford Earl Pennington. Betty had worked as a teacher with both Wayne County and Johnston County school systems and had also retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 10 years of service. She was a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bailey and the Rev. Barry Williamson officiating. Interment will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Falling Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Grantham Community.

Betty is survived by her son, Rex Pennington and wife, Jan, of Goldsboro; her daughters, Kim Corbitt and husband, Charles, of Nahunta, Terri Huffman and husband, Cecil, of Rocky Mount, Penny Jo Howell and husband, Johnnie, of Pikeville; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Mildred Harris of Oceanside, Calif., Ellen Benton of Troy Ill.; and her brothers, Jimmy McLawhon of Goldsboro, Ricky McLawhon of Mount Olive, Billy McLawhon of Pikeville.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Benny Mack Pennington; her sister, Jean Underwood; and her brothers, Mark Dixon McLawhon, Joe McLawhon and Charles McLawhon.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.

The family will receive friends Thursday following the service in the fellowship hall of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home of Rex and Jan Pennington, 104 Crosswinds Drive, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.


Published in Obituaries on April 1, 2008 1:47 PM