Mary Penland

    Mary Ruth Penland, 74, of Brasstown, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018.
    She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Merle C. Lockaby, Brasstown; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Nikki Penland, Buford, Ga.; grandchildren, Maddie Penland, Will Penland, Wyatt Penland; stepchildren, Jeff Lockaby, Douglasville, Ga., and Angela Shook, Hayesville; mother, Mary Jane Owens, Murphy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rachel Taylor of Murphy, Loretta and Bob Hughes of Warne, Camille and Rondal Brown of Brasstown; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Ann Owens, Lawrenceville, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Mrs. Penland was born Sept. 26, 1943, in Houston, Texas. She was a 1961 graduate of Hayesville High School and attended North Georgia Technical College in Clarksville, Ga., where she received her nursing degree.
    Mrs. Penland was retired from Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, Ga., after 26 years.  She was a member of Pine Long Baptist Church in Brasstown.
    No formal services are planned.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 355 Lexington Ave., 15th floor, New York, NY 10017 in memory of Mary Ruth Penland.
    To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga., 770- 932-1133.