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Mary Ruth Penland

Mary Ruth Penland, 74, of Brasstown, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018. 

She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Merle C. Lockaby, of Brasstown; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Nikki Penland, Buford, Ga; grandchildren, Maddie, Will and Wyatt Penland; step-children, Jeff Lockaby, of Douglasville, Ga. and Angela Shook, of Hayesville; mother, Mary Jane Owens, of Murphy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rachel Taylor, of Murphy; Loretta and Bob Hughes, of Warne; Camille and Rondal Brown, of Brasstown; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Ann Owens, of Lawrenceville, Ga; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Penland was born on Sept. 26, 1943 in Houston, Texas. She was a 1961 graduate of Hayesville High School and attended North Georgia Technical College in Clarksville where she received her nursing degree. Penland was retired from Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, Ga after 26 years. She was a member of Pine Long Baptist Church in Brasstown. No formal services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 355 Lexington Ave, 15th floor, New York, N.Y. 10017 in memory of Mary Ruth Penland.

To express condolences, sign the online guest book at: Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga. (770) 932-1133.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997