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Ruby Jones Pennington

Ruby Jones PenningtonFuneral services for Ruby Jones Pennington, age 86, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leo Wisniewski and Rev. Michael Coker officiating.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Brian Pennington, Jeff Sparkman, Joseph Godfrey, Ned Lindley, Ronald Nabors and Chester Richardson serving as pallbearers.  Honorary Pallbearers are Jack Sparkman, John Funderburk, Thomas Funderburk and Bill Pennington.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pennington passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at Carriage House Manor.  Mrs. Pennington was born on November 25, 1928 in Hico, TX, the daughter of Hester D Jones and Gertrude Lillian Grubbs Jones.  She married Walter Spurgon Pennington on May 14, 1960 in Brownwood, TX.  He preceded her in death.  Mrs. Pennington worked as a switchboard operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone, she retired from Grocery Supply and worked for Joe Bob’s Convenience stores for many years.  She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, James Pennington and wife Sarah of Sulphur Springs, daughter, Janet Pennington of Sulphur Springs, step-son, Larry Gene Pennington, of Longview, step-daughter Cynthia Ann Hodges and husband Sydney of Houston, grandchildren, Samantha Grace Pennington, Ruby JoAnn Pennington, John Harris Funderburk, Jr., and Thomas Hester Funderburk.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John Harris Funderburk, Sr., sister, Hester Delores Sparkman and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made the American Heart Association at

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

Author: Staff Reporter

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