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Wilburn Penny

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Funeral services for Wilburn Ray Penny, 70, of Sulphur Springs have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Rhoades officiating.

Interment will follow at Shirley Cemetery with Weldon DeWitt, Larry Vititow, David Penny, Jeramy Rawson, Eric Rawson and Luke Penny serving as pallbearers. The Crusader Class of Central Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers along with Don Deaton, Jimmy Don Goldsmith, Jerry Mercer and Dr. I.L. Balkcom.

A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the funeral home.

Mr. Penny died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab.

Wilburn Penny was born March 25, 1943, the son of Andrew and Lena Mae Logan Penny in Talco.

He married Letra May Rodecker in Irving, on June 18, 1960. She survives.

Mr. Penny was a barber for 47 years and a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters Laura Lee Smith, and husband, Don, Brenda Lee Smith and husband, Robert, and Lisa Marie Crayton and husband, Russell, all of Sulphur Springs; son Frank Penny and wife, Omie, of Sulphur Springs; sister Bennie Booth of Frankston; brother Lewis Penny of Streeman; grandchildren Shane Fite, David Penny, Jeramy Rawson, Eric Rawson, Luke Penny and Dylan Crayton; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Baylie, Shelbey, Chase, Ally, Ashlyn, Jandi, Baden, William, Ameris and Kaden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Linda Darnell Penny and Amy Ruth DeWitt; brother Melvin Penny; two nephews and two great nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association or to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com




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