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Originally published: 2013-02-22 15:24:10
Last modified: 2013-02-22 15:24:10

Louis Saunders Penland

Louis Saunders Penland, 92, of Linville Falls passed away on Feb. 19, 2013, at Jonas Ridge Assisted Living.
A native of Avery County, he was born Feb. 8, 1921, a son of the late Arnold and Anna Burleson Penland.
He was a carpenter and enjoyed building and making things and loved working with tools. Penland enjoyed gardening and was very proud of his ribbon winning vegetables.
Penland was a member of North Cove Church of God.
Along with his parents, Penland was preceded in death by his two wives, Sylvia Wise Penland, Nellie Grindstaff Penland; son, Gene Martin Penland; 11 siblings.
Penland has left to cherish his memory his daughter, Joyce E. Durrance of Palmetto, Fla.; sons, Ed Penland and wife, Joyce, of Lakeland, Fla., Louis S. Penland, Jr. and wife, Dawn; sister, Marion Lee Dunigan of High Point; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Penland were conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Grandfather Chapel with the Rev. Howard Riddle and the Rev. Joshua Earl officiating. The family received friends for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Cove Church of God.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Penland family.

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