Mary Penland

    Mary Ruth Penland, age 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, step-children, Jeff Lockaby, Douglasville, Ga., and Angela Shook, Hayesville; mother, Mary Jane Owens, Murphy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rachel Taylor, Murphy, Loretta and Bob Hughes, Warne, Camille and Rondal Brown, Brasstown; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Ann Owens, Lawrenceville, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    Mrs. Penland was born on Sept. 26, 1943 in Houston, Texas. She was a 1961 graduate of Hayesville High School, Hayesville, 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, N.Y., N.Y. 10017 in memory of Mary Ruth Penland.
    To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.