P  H   S     NEWS
      April  --  June  2014
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Reminder: As a member of the Penland Historical Society, you can help keep our web-site where you and those searching (many for the first time) can get a good start in connecting themselves to their branch of the 'Penland Family Tree'.   We have known for some time that any person named 'Penland' & Pendlum in the U.S. can be connected to the four Penland families who migrated to North Carolina & Kentucky during the 1700s { so far, every Penland we know has been traceable back to Robert, William, George and Alexander Penland}.  This may suggest that every person named Penland or Pentland (in the rest of the world) may very well be blood related and descend from a single family that lived in Scotland about the year 1000.  Our annual dues of $10.00 are unchanged and now due for 2014 - very little expense to find out about other Penland families.   Send a check for $10.00 to Charles Penland, 15612 Echo Lane, Selma, Texas   78154 along with a listing of your known Penland family members, which will help us to keep on making the family connections!  

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Mason, Georgia......  Penland Gets AF ROTC Scholarship
  Gregory A. Penland has received an Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarship, it was announced on 5 May 2014.   Gregory is the son of Michael & Carrie Penland, and brother of Haley Penland of Mason.   He is the grandson of Larry and Julia Shaw, and Judith Crider, of Coshocton, and Albert and Dorothy Penland of Conyers, Ga.   Gregory is a 2014 graduate of William Mason High School in Mason.    The scholarships include tuition and fees plus an allowance of $600 per  semester for educational assistance, textbooks, supplies and equipment and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months of each school year during the first year at the host college or universary. 

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Weaverville, NC .......  Elmer W. Penland  {1921 - 2013}
Elmer W. Penland, age 91 died January 22, 2013.   He was born March 20, 1921 in Buncombe County.   He was a US Marine Corps veteran who served during World War II.  He was also a retired repairman from Ansel's Appliance Repair.  Elmer was a member of Ray's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.   He was preceded in death by  his parents, Anderson & Nora Ingle Penland;  wife, Ruby Rogers Penland who died in 2000;  sisters, Martha, Blanche, and Elizabeth;  and a brother, James "Doc" Penland.   Survivimg are     children, Judy Revis and husband Herman and Wayne Penland and wife Carol, all of Weaverville, Emma Buckner and husband Kenneth of Woodfin,  Hazel Rogers, Steve Penland and wife Kathy, all of South Carolina;  brothers, Junior Penland and Richard Penland, 21 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 13 great, great grandchildren.   Burial was in Clark's Chaprl Cemetery.

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Glenn Harold Penland  (1928 - 2013)
Glenn Harold Penland died peacefully at the age of 85, on December 26, 2013.   He was born April 19, 1928 in Baggs, Wyoming to Glenn C. and Elizabeth (Jesmer) Penland.   The family moved to Rawlins in 1939.   He graduated from Rawlins High School in 1946, then attended the University of Wyoming for two years.   Harold married his high school  sweetheart, Elizabeth Busillo on August 21, 1948.   He worked at the Sinclair refinnery until 1951, then joined his father as Manager of the Rawlins Motel and later continued as owner until 1983.  In 1971, Harold and Elizabeth purchased Rassmusson Furniture from the Rassmusson family.  In 1993, they retired and enjoyed 15 years spending winters in Arizona.   Harold was an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman and had been a member of the Shriners, Elks, Lions and was a Director of Westland Federal Savings and Loan.   His family will love and cherish his memory forever.   He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; their four children, David (Julia), Jane (Steve) Perry, Jim (Mary), and Bill (Leann ); eight grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren; and nephew, Gary (Sherry) Swanson.   He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eileen (Reynold) Swanson; nephew, Steve Swanson; and brothers in-law, Gene Boatright and Bob Heatherington.   
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Lincoln  Ty  Penland       (2013 - 2014)
Roy, Utah........  Lincoln Ty Penland was born June 2, 2013 in Ogdon, Utah to his loving parents, Christopher & Alesha Hipwell Penland.   His parents wrote the following after he passed away in late February 2014:  "Our sweet baby boy passed away peacefully in his mother's arms and returned home to his Heavenly Father on February 28, 2014.   Lincoln was a perfect baby.   He had such a sweet spirit about him.   He melted everyone's heart with his cute smile and had a laugh that was contagious.   He was loved by everyone he came in contact with.  His favorite song was "I am a child of God".   He absolutely adored his big brother and watched everything he did.   He was always smiling and was so content watching everything and everyone around him.   He will be greatly missed, but we look forward to when we will be reunited with him again.   We know it will be a joyous reunion!   We love you little Linc Linc!"   Lincoln is survived by his parents, Christopher and Alesha, his brother Boston;   his grandparents, Ty & Julie Hipwell, West Weber;  Bruce and Anne Penland, North Ogdon;  He is also survived by his great-grandmother Virginia Hipwell, West Webber, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Jean Taylor, Pearl Glazier, Mildred and Ted Penland.  
 
NOTE:  Lincoln and his brother Boston were left at a local daycare facility in Roy, Utah on February 28.   When his father came to pick them up Lincoln appeared to be asleep and would not wake up -- he was cold to the touch!  He was taken to the Emergency Room where a Doctor diagnosed a skull fracture.  Flown to the Primary Children's Hospital, further examination showed that Lincoln had suffered a skull fracture and "trauma to the brain from shaking and impact-inflicked trauma".  He passed away and the Utah State Medical Examiner's office ruled his death a homicide caused by the injuries!   The day care facility was operated by a 33 year woman who had been a state Child and Family Services employee for four years before obtaining a license to operate the day care from her home.   She was arrested and charged with child abuse homicide!   Later she was released from jail on $100,000 bail pending trial.  
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Barbara Ellen (Ward) Penland    (1935 - 2011)
Asheville, NC...........Barbara Ellen (Ward) Penland, age 76 of Woodfin died Friday, March 25, 2011 at John F. Keever Ir. Solace Center.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard;  a son , Randy Penland and sister, Betty Chandler.   She is survived by a son, Mike Penland and wife, Shella, of Greeneville, TN and daughters:  Kathy Haney and husband, Jack, of Leicester;  Linda Franklin and husband, Bill, of Burnsville;  Diane  Collins and husband, Gary, of Swannanoa;  Penny Stollery and husband, John, of Black Mountain;  and 12 grandchilden, 15 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren, a nephew and niece.