Elbert Pennington, 87, of Damascus, the Green Cove Community, died Sept. 22, 2012, at the Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.
He was born Oct. 10, 1924, at Damascus to the late Joseph Pennington and May Sturgill Pennington.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Martha Richardson Pennington of the home; children and spouses, Wayne and Dianna Pennington of Fairfax, Terry and Nancy Pennington, Steve and Janet Pennington and Kathy and David Trivett of Damascus; four grandchildren; brother and spouse, Lee and Alma Jean Pennington of Damascus; three sisters and spouse, Juanita Blevins, Opal Hart and Mary Alice and Ralph Cornett of Damascus; and several nieces and nephews
A funeral was held Tuesday at the Green Cove Baptist Church, Damascus, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Leonard Tenney officiated.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mount Rogers Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 4, Whitetop, Va. 24292
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, Va., was in charge of arrangements.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
44 Dan Walters Dr. P.O. Box 306
Independence, VA 24348
Published in Galax Gazette from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2012