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James Pennington

March 11, 2013

James Pennington, 96


James Pennington, age 96, of Beaver, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at his home. Today our beloved father and grandfather went to his heavenly home to walk with his wife, children and angels. He was born in Sandy Hook, Ky. on March 24, 1916. to Isaac Green Pennington and Vena Pennington. He was united in marriage to Grace Chandler on October 22, 1938 in Greenup, Ky. who presided him in death. He was a member and trustee of Bethel Ridge Baptist Church for over 30 years.


He is survived by one brother Jess Pennington of Beaver.


From his union with his beloved wife of over 70 years, was born twelve children, six boys and six girls, of which three sons, Mark Pennington, Ronald Pennington and Rick Pennington and two daughters Alice Marquand and Carolyn Holbrook preceded him in death. Surviving sons are James (Brenda) Pennington, Jesse (Lee) Pennington, Frank (Ceclia) Pennington; surviving daughters Darlene Mason, Jane Martin, Judy (Gary) Vercammen, Brenda Pennington-Cooley. Also surviving son-in-laws Roger Holbrook, Terry Marquand and surviving daughter-in-laws, Hazel Pennington and Janet Pennington.


James is survived by grandchildren who loved to come to his house and receive unconditional love. They are Marvin Pennington, Jeff Pennington, Shannon (Bill) Wiget, Susan Holbrook, Lori (Scott) Smith, Roger Lee Holbrook, Jerry Dale Mason, Melanie (Gary) Burke, Stephanie (Joe) Triplett, James Pennington, III (Vicki), Kelli Pennington, Stacey (Bob) Riber, Frank Pennington, II (Melissa), Will Pennington (Bonnie), Michael Pennington, Kimberly (Benjie) Brown, Jamie Martin (Jennifer), Jason Cooley (Colleen), Rhonda Gail Cooley, Andrew Cooley, Kendra Roosa (David), Trinette Pennington, Rickey Pennington, Sarah Marquand, Andrew Lee Marquand (Sara).


James was also the great-grandfather of Chase Brown, Marc Thompson, Nathan Pennington, Tyler Thompson, Samantha Burke, Alex Triplett, Isiah Clifford, Clay Shaffer, Riley Martin, Zachary Pennington, Abigail Triplett, Conner Martin, Jacey Bevins, Elijah Butcher, Trey Pennington, Caleb Butcher, James Pennington, IV, Gracie Pennington, Jacob Pennington, Meghan Cooley, Mady Martin, Matt Martin, Jesse Pennington, Nicholas Smith, Hannah Marie Wiget, Thomas Pennington, Caroline Pennington, Annabelle Cooley, Emmitt Pennington, Chloe Sanders, Benjamin Pennington. He is also survived by Buddy, his faithful canine friend.


Jim begin his career as Beaver Constable, he also worked at Jackson Pig Iron Foundry and was a farmer for over 70 years. He was an avid hunter, gardener and naturalist. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all whom new and loved him.


Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson with Pastor Richard Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Union Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, March 11 at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m.