Pennington, Queenie (Amis)

Queenie Pennington

Wednesday, 13 February 2008


Queenie Pennington, 88, of Ruston, La., formerly of Malvern, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. She was born on Oct. 12, 1919, in Manning, Ark. She was the daughter of the late John Nelson Amis and Fannie Irma Hood Amis. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb.11, 2008, in the Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson, Rick Mansfield, officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery.

Queenie was a long time member of Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class. Having been raised in Sparkman, Ark., where she received her formal education, Queenie found great satisfaction as a homemaker in her adult life.

 Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Edward Dale Pennington; two daughters, Margaret Sue Duty and husband, Douglas of Benton, La.; Barbara Ann Orren and husband, E.L. “Sonny” Orren of Ruston, La.; one son, Charles Edward Pennington and wife, Dianne of Malvern, Ark.; one sister, Ida Lou Ellis Heard and husband, Dale of Camden, Ark.; grandchildren, Debbie Jayroe of Benton, La., Cindy Selmer of Shreveport, La., Richard Fowler Mansfield, Jr. of Simpsonville, Ky., Rodney Pennington of Hot Springs, Ark., Angela Bevill of Hot Springs, Ark., Brandy Richards of Foley, Ala., Jody Dickson of Jessieville, Ark., and Jeremy McInroe of Malvern, Ark.; 21 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two step-mothers, Blanche Crossley Amis and Daisy Parker Bettis Amis; three brothers, Homer, Harvey and Marshall Amis; one sister, Esther Ora Tabor and one grandson, Rusty Pennington.

Pallbearers were Frank Burton, Merle Jordan, Carl Robbins, Orman Wallace, Henry Holt and Travis Pennington. Honorary Pallbearers were Ollie Caldwell and Jim Ledbetter

Memorials may be made to Taylor’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 29966, Hwy. 67, Malvern, Arkansas 72104, Temple Baptist Church of Ruston or charity of donor’s choice.

Special thanks to Dr. Ed Mariano of Green Clinic in Ruston and Dr. Ray Bollen of Malvern for their kind, compassionate care.

Arrangements are under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern, Ark. (501) 332-2711.

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