Age: 97 Address: Prices Creek, Yancey County, North Carolina Date of Death: Sunday, April 27, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Irene Penland of Prices Creek went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 27th at the Spruce Pine Brian Center.
A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Willie Mae Robertson Higgins and wife of Cecil E. Penland who died in 2004. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Paula Mae Higgins. She was a retired Yancey County Public School teacher. Irene was a member of Paint Gap Presbyterian Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was a homemaker and loved her flowers and garden.
Surviving are 3 sons: Alex Penland and wife, Carolyn, of Burnsville, Will Penland and wife, Nancy, of North Cove, and Eric Penland and wife, Rhonda, of Green Mountain; 3 grandchildren: Ed Penland, Joe Penland and Lydia Penland; 5 great grandchildren; and a special friend and caregiver, Eva Jo Garland of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 7 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Pastor Bobby Justus and Rev. Maggie Lauterer will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Thursday in the Raymond Penland Family Cemetery on Maney Branch.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Paint Gap Presbyterian Church, c/o Jackie Shuford, 44 Poppy Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714, Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or Yancey Humane Society, 962 Cane River Church Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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