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Memories & Candles

“As with the other Pugh kids, I have such fond memories of summers spent tagging along behind Grandma Pennington as she cooked those wonderful...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Natalie Pugh Fogle

“Uncle Raymond and Family - How sad I was to hear about Aunt Ovie. I have so many wonderful memories of our visits to Tennessee when I was a little...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Charlotte Ann Pennington Williams

“Mary, Bodie, Heather and Rita, I am sorry to hear about Miss Ovie. I had so much fun going down to her's and Mr. Raymonds house when I use to stay...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Helen Bolin

“Dear Penningtons- I've had nothing but wonderful memories as I've thought about the fun summers we spent in Tennessee. Grandma always made me feel...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Rob Pugh

“Dear Penningtons- I've had nothing but wonderful memories as I've thought about the fun summers we spent in Tennessee. Grandma always made me feel...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Rob Pugh

“To the entire Pennington/Travis families. I know this is a dark day for you and I send my most sincere condolences to each of you. I knew Ovie &...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Anne Whitehead Archer

“Dear Penningtons, I am sad to hear of Grandma Ovie's death and sorry that I cannot make it to her funeral. Some of the happiest memories from my...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Christie Pugh Karpiak

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Pennington. She was such a sweet person and always enjoyed talking with her at the store in Hampshire....Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Kim Grover Smotherman, Abby, & Lucas

“Uncle Raymond & Family: Our prayers are with you. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Ovie and the family when I visited. She was a great...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Joe & Jan Pennington

“Precious memories how they flood my soul. That is how it was when I learned of Mrs. Pennington's death. We had so many good times at Aunt Z & Uncle...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Jo Ann Mathis Jones

“My deepest condolences to the matriarch of the Penningtons. She set the best example for us all to follow and I am glad I knew her. I will miss her...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Carrie Bond

“Dearest Pennington Family, We send our love and prayers out to all of you. We had the privilege to have know Sis. Pennington for only three and 1/2...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Wayne and Linda Hissong

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you. She was (and still is) a wonderful person. We have many great...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Larry and Dale Kibler

“Marietta, Don & I are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always so good to me and never seemed to mind when I just "showed up" on...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Darlene Hickerson Johns

“I am saddened by the passing of Ovi. She was such a good, wonderful woman. She possessed a most beautiful spirit, and I'm proud not only to have...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Marilyn Parker Gilliam

“We are so very sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to everyone. ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Jim and Susan Pennington

“Our sincerest condolences on your loss. May the Lord strengthen you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything at all, just...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: James and Faye Pennington

“Heaven became a brighter place when she arrived and this world seems darker just knowing that she is gone. May you find comfort in the happy...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Karen (Pennington), Michael, Danny, Nate, Shepherd Colt Patters

“Dear Penningtons: I am sorry to hear of Ovie's passing. I have many fond memories growing up of her and your family. Love to all of you. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Jason Sawyer

“My thoughts and prayers go out to each & everyone of you. Ovie has touched many hearts,including mine. She's been a true inspiration to me and will...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: ALESIA MORROW

“You will be missed Ovie- what a wonderful person you were. You were a great example to all. Love to you and your family. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Rebecca Sawyer

“I will miss you Ovie, you were like a mom to me and our family loves you so very much, I will be so happy to see you "over" there. I know that you...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Dawson

“Raymond & Family: We offer our deepest sympathies for your loss. May your many cherished memories, and Our Lord, bring you peace and comfort. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Gerald & Mary Hamm

“My heart and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I am very proud I was able to know Ovie and she has meant a lot to me. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Sister Pat Woodmansee

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. What a legacy of love and faith Sister Pennington has left for your family. She is such a wonderful person. ...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: La Var Jolley

“My sympathy and prayers are with all of the Pennington family. I remember a lot of good times with the family. I always felt welcome in your home. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Pigg

“Heaven receives a valiant spirit! Oh how she will be missed by those of us who linger a little longer on this side of the veil. Our sympathies and...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Mark, Donna, Jessica, Lauren and Nicholas Heninger


Ovie Travis Pennington, 84, homemaker and resident of Keg Springs Road in the Hampshire Community, died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1608 Hampshire Pike, with Bishop Ray Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in Greenfield Bend Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols and Monday after 11:30 a.m. at the church. Notes of sympathy may be sent to www.oakesandnichols.com.

The Lewis County native was the daughter of the late Eldridge Lee Travis, Sr. and Esther May Smith Travis. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints and Hampshire History Society.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Raymond Pennington of Hampshire; daughters, Carolyn (B. F.) Wilkinson of Bath Springs, Linda (Joel) Lopez of Hampshire, and Marietta (Steve) Lake of Woodbury; sons, Ray (Penny) Pennington of Hampshire and Phillip (Karen) Pennington of Rock Island; sisters, Helen Fowler of Corinth, Mississippi, Barbara Skelley of Santa Fe, Glenna (Thomas) Finerty and Sylvia (Ernie) Cobb, both of Hohenwald; brother, Kenneth (Jean) Travis of Hampshire; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Thomas Travis and Eldridge Lee Travis, Jr.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

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