Mary Margaret Calloway Penland, 74, of Old Fort passed away Sunday February 3, 2008 at Sunrise Rehab & Care Center in Nebo. She was born in McDowell County to the late Bascomb T. Calloway and Mattie Lee Lewis Calloway. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Leroy Penland.
Surviving are one son Johnny P. “Button” Wilson of Old Fort; one daughter Judy C. Howie and husband Kevin of Old Fort; two brothers, James Calloway and Thomas Calloway and wife Frankie all of Marion; one sister Lucy Mae Calloway Price of Marion; four granddaughters; eight great grandchildren; and many friends.
A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday February 5, 2008 at Kirksey Chapel in Old Fort with Rev. Ronnie Gentry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County – 575 Airport Rd. Marion, NC 28752. Kirksey Chapel in Old Fort is assisting the family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 6, 2008 Volume 14 # 6