The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 17, 2013

Max Pennington

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 — Max Rodney Pennington, age 80, of Albemarle, died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, in his home.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at West Albemarle Baptist Church, Albemarle, N.C. Rev. Adam Hatley will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park with full military gravesite rites conducted by the U.S. Air Force.

The family will receive friends at the West Albemarle Baptist Church Family Life Center on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. prior to the hour of the service.

Born April 14, 1933, in Stanly County, N.C., he was the son of the late Fred S. Pennington and Gladys Furr Pennington Gobble.

He was a graduate of Pfeiffer College. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service holding the rank of Senior Master Sergeant and he was also a retired U.S. Postmaster, Troy, N.C.

He was a member of West Albemarle Baptist Church.

Mr. Pennington was married to Mary Louise Smith Pennington of the home. Other survivors include three daughters, Patricia Jo DeVoss and husband Richard of Seven Lakes, N.C., Brenda Morris and husband Jeff of Newport, Tenn. and Sheila Miller and husband Steve of Sanford, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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