ETOWAH-Paula Gayle Penland, 71, of Etowah, went home to The Lord on May 8th, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
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She was born in Johnson City, TN. She later moved to Asheville where she worked for Whitley's Communication and later retired after 32 years. Mrs Penland was a member of Biltmore Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Jim Penland, of the home; her four legged children, Skunky and J.R., a son, Jimmy Penland, of Cornelius, NC, her granddaughter, Whitney Penland, of Fairview, NC (and her mother, Lori Penland); two sisters, Sonia Hubbard (husband, Larry) and Evonne Whitehead (husband, Robert) both of Johnson City, TN; Brother-in-law, Jack Penland (and wife Barbara), of New Market, TN.
A special thanks to the team at Park Ridge Hospital and the staff at Four Seasons Hospice.
A Celebration of Life being held at the home of Paula and Jim on Saturday, May 17th from 1pm-4pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial of Paula Penland at Asheville or Blue Ridge Humane Society or The Lung Cancer Foundation, website: https://lcfamerica.myetap.org/fundraiser/PaulaPenland/
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Thos. Shepherd & Son - Hendersonville
125 South Church Street Hendersonville, NC 28792
Published in The Times-News on May 14, 2014