Originally created 08/07/02

Mr. Herbert Pennington (MATTHEWS, Ga.)



MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mr. Herbert Lewis Pennington left his earthly home for his heavenly home on August 5, 2002. Herbert died at his home in Matthews, where he was born and lived for 95 years. The celebration of his life and homegoing will be held at Mt. Moriah Methodist Church on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Joe Walden, Dr. James Ford and Rev. Tommy Fussell officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Matthews. Mr. Pennington was proceded in death by his parents Lewis M. Pennington and Helen Bowling Pennington, sisters, Gussie Pennington McDaniel, Hattie Pennington Jones and Marion Pennington Flynt. Having grown up in a rural area, Mr. Pennington spent most of his life farming the land that he loved. He retired from farming at 65 and spent his time enjoying his wife, his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church and also a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sara Barrow Pennington, Matthews, one daughter, Jenny Pennington, Matthews, one granddaughter, Ginger Young Moore and husband Eric Moore, Dacula, Ga.; one grandson, James Herbert (Bert) Young, Matthews, and two very special great grandchildren, Drew and Sarah Moore, nieces, Helen Jones Griner and husband Dick, Syble Jones Broyles and husband Bob and Nan Jones Bowman and husband Phillip. Pallbearers will be Gene Williams, Sam Pennington, Jeff Jones, David Bryant, Charles Stewart, John Williams, Alan Rabun and Barrow Walden. The family will receive friends at the residence at 5570 Hwy. 88 E. Matthews, Ga.; Wednesday, August 7, 2002 from 7 - 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Moriah Campground Building Fund P. O. Box 8 Matthews, Ga. 30818. James Funeral Home- Wrens, GA.

The Augusta Chronicle August 7, 2002