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Ralph Penley, 75, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, passed
away July 24, 2010, at his home. He was born in Greene Co
TN, on September 13, 1934.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Burle and Lucille
Penley; son, Carson Penley; brothers, Paul Penley, Fred
Penley, Frank Penley, and Roy Penley; and sister, Martha
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Penley; son, Rex Penley
and wife Kathy; daughter, Brenda Little and husband
Walter; grandchildren, Lisa Marie Little, Ricky Allen
Penley, and Harlan Walker Penley; brothers, Ray Penley and
wife Judy, Carl Penley and wife Mary Lynn, Darl Penley and
wife Barbara, Charlie Penley and wife Beatrice, and Donnie
Penley; sisters, Helen Penley, and Mary Bowen and husband
Hagan; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to
Mountain States Hospice and also to Sarah, Joanna, Sandy,
Ruby, Ivy, D. H. Lowe, David Snyder, and Brandy Harrison.
Thanks to all of our family and friends for all the
visitation and prayer during Ralph's sickness.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on
Monday, July 27, 2010, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes,
Kingsport, or anytime at the home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 28,
2010, at Mount Carmel Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev.
Darren Harrison and Rev. Rick Bowser officiating. Ralph
will lie in state from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m., at the church.
Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Freddy Penley, Michael Penley, Mitch
Penley, Brent Penley, Danny Dykes, Richard Guy, Ronnie
Rines, and Ricky Penley. Honorary Pallbearers will be
G. N. Harrison, Junior Light, Guy Barron, Jim Chase,
Donald Garst, Ricky Copas, Kenneth Wilkerson, Robert and
Walter Little, and Leroy Brewer.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN, is serving
the Penley family.