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   < penlandhsinc.com >   {over 9,000 visitors since   2009}      October -- December  2015
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                    NOTICE
   It is time to renew your membership in the Society for 2016!   The annual $10.00 contribution helps to defray the cost of continuing to report the results of research into the history of the Pentland family in Scotland & the Penland family in America.   Please send your check to Penland Historical Society, 15612 Echo Lane,  Selma, TX   78154      {ALSO, please forward any items that might be of interest to all to the same address} 

Penland Family Listings For over 25 years I have been collecting the names & family information of people named Penland - currently over 40,000 names.  Everyone I have found so far relates back to the four Penland's who migrated to North Carolina during the mid 1700s .  I am currently in the process of updating our on-line family listings because we have been able to collect so much new information over the past few years -- but before I do, I would like to invite you (if you have not aleady given me the info, or, your family is not among those currently shown) to send me  the names, dates (both birth & death) and  names of children, grandchildren, etc.  My overall objective has always been to document the entire Penland Family in America.   Any information you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated!    Thank you!              Charles Penland, Pres.  PHS
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Harvey A. Penland   (1936 - 2015) 
Harvey A. Penland, 78, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his home at Smith Farms Manor in Auburn, Indiana.   He was born September 13, 1936 in Auburn to Garry and Regina (Carmer) Penland.   Harvey was the owner and operator of Penland Auto Parts and Sunshine Market, both in Auburn.   He was a member of the American Legion Post 178 of Garrett and also the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Garrett.   Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Beth and Jerry Singleton of Auburn, Kim Penland  of Leo and Gay Penland of Fort Wayne;  four grandchildren, Justin (Samantha) Penland, Natalie Singleton, Kelly Singleton and Matthew Singleton;  two great-grandchildren, Evan Patrick Penland and Lily Grace Penland;  two sisters, Betty Ruhl of Auburn and Stephanie Treadwell of Avon;  a brother, Jere Penland of Fort Wayne;  and several nieces & nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Patrick Penland;  a sister, Irene Baughman;  and his long time companion, Judy Campbell.   The memorial service was held on 11 July 2015.   Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery in Auburn.
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  Donald W. Baughman  (1924 - 2015) 
Donald Wayne Baughman, 88, of Auburn, Indiana passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at DeKalb Health in Auburn.   He was born April 23 1926, in Auburn to Eugene and Ruth (Berry) Baughman.   Donald was a U. S. Army veteran of WW II and the Korean War.  He was a member of the Orland American Legion, a lifelong Cubs fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially with his granddaughters.   He worked as a machinest in Auburn for 35 years before retiring in 1983.  Don married M. Irene Penland on October 9, 1949, in Auburn - she passed away January 12, 2012.   Surviving are two sons, Dennis Baughman of Auburn and Leonard (Melanie) Baughman of Auburn;  two granddaughters, Rachel (Adam) Rohrer and Sarah Baughman, both of Auburn;  six siblings, Arthur (Carolyn) Baughman of Camden, Michigan, Wayne (Mary Lou) Baughman of Butler, Virginia Aschleman of Auburn, Mary Warfield of Garrett, Charlotte Rogers of Kendallville and Elizabeth Jane (Hollis) Bales of Auburn.   He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, Robert & Munson Baughman; and two sisters, Josephine Sowles and Arlene Beard.
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  Ray  Penland         (1927 - 2015)
Franklin, NC.......... Ray Penland, 88, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.    Born in Clay County, he was the son of the late Earl Penland and Fannie Jackson Penland.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Thompson who died October 14, 2014, a brother, Carl Penland and a sister Lucille Ross.   Ray was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, general manager of Franklin Machine Shop for over 30 years and owner of Ray's Equipment for over 20 years.   He was a member of the Jumaluskee Masonic Lodge 145.   Ray was a member of Wells Grove Baptist Church where he faithfully served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director and church trustee.   He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linda Green Penland, two daughters, Patricia Cook (Jerry) of Franklin, NC and Brenda Buckner (David) of Fairview, NC, two step-daughters, Melissa Clark and fiance' Roger of Washington, D.C. and Dana Sutton (Mike) of Morrisville, NC, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   At the funeral, Ray's grandsons, Lance Fesperman, Nathan Buckner, Justin Buckner, Jeremy Cook, Aaron Sutton and Chandler Anderson served as his pallbearers.    
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John E. Penland, Jr.  (1926 - 2015)
John E. Penland, Jr. 89, of Irmo, SC, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015, in Columbia, SC.   He was born August 31, 1926 in Waycross, GA, as the only child of Dr. John E. and Nell Bates Penland.   He served in the U.S. Navy as a Medical Corps Officer during World War II.    He graduated from Emory University in 1950 with a degree in Biology.   He worked most of his life in the pest control business, eventually owning the Pied Piper Pest Control Company in Charleston.   John is survived by a daughter, Sandra.   He was a member of the McGregor Presbyteran Church.
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Jayne Lumpkin Penland   ( 1955 - 2015 )
Jayne Lumpkin Penland, 60, of Delta, NC passed away on 10 December 2015.   She is survived by her parents, Claude & Rose Lumpkin of Delta, a sister, Karol Waters (Terry) and brother, Tommy Lumpkin.   She was preceded in death by her sister, Enola.  
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Kelli Penland Abner  (1969 - 2014)
Kelli Penland Abner, 45, passed away 29 December, 2014.   She was a native of Trenton, Michigan.    She was the daughter of the late Billy Dean & Mary Smith Penland.   Kelli was preceded in death by her sister, Beth Weincik.    She is survived by a daughter, Ashley Abner, a brother, Mark Penland (Pam); niece, Gracie and nephews, Sam & Jack Penland, and Kody, Ryan and Justin Weincik.
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Brent Penland Olsen       (1941 - 2015)
Brent Penland Olsen, 72, of Corvallis gently died in his sleep on 2 October 2014, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.   He was born October 14, 1941, in Berkley, California to Harold Christopher and Mary Elizabeth Penland Olsen.  Brent had one younger sister, Sara Jane Olsen.   His family moved from Berkley to Corvallis when he was 5 years old.   He married Shirley Kroll in 1962, and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Accounting.   He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley and their three children, Whitney Moritz, Meredith Empoi and MacLane Olsen.
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Robert Moore Penland, Jr.      (1917 - 2015)
Robert Moore Penland, Jr. died on October 13, 2015.   He was born on January 25, 1917 in Woodbury, Georgia, the son of Robert Moore and Mattie Lovett Penland.   He grew up in Lakeland and Macon, Georgia.   He graduated from what is now Georgia State University and began working with the state highway department.   He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.   Upon his discharge, he returned to work with the state highway department and eventually he retired as the Director of Statistics of the Planning Division of the State Highway Department of Georgia.    He and his wife, Emily Johnson were happily married for more than 61 years, until her death in January 2003.   He is survived by their three children, Gail Penland Tucker of Alma, Georgia, Susan Penland Lee of Newman, Georgia and Robert Moore Penland III of Watkinsville, Georgia;  his seven grandchildren, James Ray Tucker, Jr., Kate Tucker Brigman, Meg Tucker Fickling, Emily Lee Dean, Parky Lee Rogers, Rob Penland, Carlye Penland;  and 11 great grandchildren.
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James "Red" Oliver Penland      (1939 - 2015)
James "Red" Oliver Penland, 76, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015.   'Red' was born on September 2, 1939 to the late Clyde and Euna Penland.   After graduating highschool, he joined the U.S. Navy.   He was a career boilermaker and also owned Penland Construction Company.    He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, JoAnn Penland Hill;  a brother DeForest Penland and his son Mike Penland.    He is survived by his loving wife  of 57 years Jean Smith; sons, Rick and Ken Penland;  grandchildren, Rick, Randi, Cody, Whitney, Jake, Kori and Cole Penland;  great grandchildren, Laci, Anabelle, Owen and Olivia Penland;  sister, Tona Penland;  and several nieces and nephews.
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Jackie Lee Penland           (1939 - 2015)
Jackie Lee Penland, 76, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Venice Regional Medical Center.   He was surrounded by his daughters, Renee and Jennifer and granddaughters Taylor and Hailey.   Jackie was preceded in death by his parents, the late Glen and Helen Penland of Norton, Virginia and his wife of 42 years, Bunny Penland.    Jackie was born in Coebum, Virginia on May 31, 1939.    He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea.   He was a long time employee of the CSX Railroad, his 'dream' job!   Jackie is survived by his daughters, Taylor Caplinger of Venice, Florida, Jennifer and her husband Russ Simpson of Hendersonville, North Carolina;   granddaughters Taylor and husband Cody Clark, Jonesborough, Tennessee, Hailey Caplinger of Venice, Florida; a brother Phil Penland of Altamonte Springs, Florida, sister and brothers-in-laws, many nieces and nephews.