Matthew Lee Pennington
Funeral Date: 2/9/2017

Obituary:
Matthew Lee Pennington age 85, of Warren, AR died Tuesday, February 7th, at his home. He was born November 10th, 1931 in Bradley County, AR a son of the late Verner Franklin Pennington and Ruby Green Pennington . He was a retired butcher for Aubert Reynolds Grocery and, a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Cooper Pennington whom he married November 17th, 1951 and she passed away May 17th, 2005 and a sister Ann Taylor. He is survived by his son, Dr. Kerry Pennington and spouse Debbie, Warren, AR and his daughter Rhonda Simmons and spouse Joe Gary, Warren, AR. A sister Shirley Ashcraft, Warren, AR. 6 grandchildren, Emily Harton and spouse Bobby, Brooke Hatch and spouse Duncan, Elizabeth McKinney and spouse Reid, Matthew Davis Pennington, Courtland Ashcraft and Chase Ashcraft. 7 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were 1:30 PM Thursday, February 9th at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Reuel Cruse and Rev. Rocky Goodwin officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Phillip Wylie, James Kitchens, Buck Thomason, Reid McKinney, Duncan Hatch and Bobby Harton. Honorary pallbearers were Charles OíNeal, Grady Rawls and Pauline Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church. The family would like to thank Jo Terry, Linda Clay and Rachael Ashcraft for the excellent care they provided. Memorials preferred The Warren School Foundation C/O Leslie Adams 408 South Main Street, Warren AR. 71671 or Calvary Baptist Church.

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Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Matthew was a great guy. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Garrett Greene
Message: My Deepest condolences to all the family

Name: Robert & Laverne Laster
Message: prayers for the family.

Name: sonya childs
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Name: Ava Cantrell
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Name: Ronald & Teresa Hays
Message: So sorry for your loss

Name: Doug & Beth Langdon
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Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Dr. Pennington, Rhonda, and the entire Pennington family, Our heart is broken. Mr. Matthew was a wonderful man. He is whistling in Heaven today.

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
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Name: Bill & Sherry White
Message: So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family.

Name: Lori Thompson
Message: Kerry and Rhonda, so sorry to hear about Uncle Pete. I surely do miss hearing the stories of their younger years that he, Aunt Dot and Daddy used to tell when they got together. My prayers are with you all.....

Name: Donna McDougald
Message: So very sorry for your loss. He was such a kind man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: Remembering your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Stephanie Bigham
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers for healing hearts.

Name: Glenda Scogin
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Mark Harris
Message: Many good memories of Matthew. He was always one of my favorites. I can hear him whistling still. Prayers for you all.

Name: Raymond Quimby & Marie Robinson
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Becky and Buddy Rauls
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Name: James Wright
Message: Remembering your family in prayer during this sad time. Mr. Matthew was one of the good guys. He will be missed!

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Sandi Gambill
Message: I am sorry for your loss and am praying for your family during this time. Matthew was a great man, and we have lots of good memories of time spent with him and Dorothy ar Calvary Church. God bless you.

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Rhonda & Kerry, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Always knew when he was around. He was always happy and whistling

Name: Sherry & Steve Rand
Message: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, now and in the times ahead.

Name: NettieJane Weaver
Message: So sorry for your loss. Surely he is now whistling on the golden streets.

Name: Darrell Jr. & Dana Harvey
Message: Mr. Matthew was a very special and wonderful man! He always had a smile and was whistling as he went along. Our prayers are with you.

Name: Carla and Carter Coleman
Message: So very sorry Dr Pennington and your family Our thoughts and prayers with you all

Name: Keith and Sandra Wright
Message: Praying for comfort for the family today and in the days to come.

Name: Kathy Hall
Message: I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I will always remember his whistle. You all will be in our prayers.

Name: Janie and Lyn Grice
Message: My prayers are with you all. So many memories with Mr. Matthew and Ms Dorothy in my younger years and now our Lord has them both.

Name: Nora Pacheco
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Name: Jennifer & Jay Jones
Message: Our prayers are with each of you. May God give you peace that can only come from Him.

Name: John and Deb Arnn
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Name: Jerry and Jackie Johnsin
Message: We are so sorry. Matthew was such a nice guy.

Name: James & Tanya Gardner
Message: So sorry to hear about Mr. Matthew. He was such a nice man.... always whistling. Prayers to all the family.

Name: Terry Brewer
Message: He was a great man with a wonderful family. May God Bless his Soul.

Name: Rhonda & David Dees
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Mr Matthew... such a sweet sweet man. Love and prayers to you all..

Name: Marilyn Jackson-Smith
Message: Matthew was such a kind, wonderful man. I remember him at Reynolds, and he remembered my whole family. Last time I talked with him, he asked about all of my brothers and sisters! I was touched that he remembered. He was a special guy! My sympathy to the family. I will pray for your strength during this time.

Name: Bob and Paulette Calloway
Message: BrotherMatthew was a very speical deacon to our family, we will surely miss him and his whistling down the halls at churh, Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kerry, Rhonda and family

Name: Theresa Stiles
Message: So sorry for your loss. Heavens gain! I sure miss his whistle.

Name: Ronnie and Monti Bozeman
Message: he was a keeper! we know he will be missed. our thoughts are with all of you in the days ahead

Name: John Moseley
Message: Kerry, Rhonda and family so sorry to hear about your dad.

Name: Jimmy & Donna Jones
Message: Dr. Pennington and family, we are sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: The family is in our thoughts and prayers.