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Alma A. Fuquay

October 29, 1926 ~ May 22, 2020

Services will be held: May 25, 2020

Delores Irene Caskey

July 1, 1939 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Lyman Danziel Gregory

January 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held: May 27, 2020

Linda Grice Byrd

July 7, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Allen Max Matthews

January 1, 1934 ~ May 18, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Wandra A. Raynor

October 29, 1942 ~ May 17, 2020

Services will be held:

Larry W. James

March 28, 1948 ~ May 18, 2020

Services will be held:

Horace Donald Penny

May 15, 1936 ~ November 23, 2019

Fuquay-Varina – Horace Donald Penny,83, died November 23, 2019. Born May 15, 1936, to the late Dexter Durwood Penny and Mabel Grissom Penny, Horace grew up in rural Garner and worked on the family farm through high school. A graduate of Garner High School (Class of 1955), King’s Business College, and the United States Army Financial Management School, he was in finance, banking, and his own used car business for over thirty years. He retired from United Federal Savings Bank where he established the consumer loan department and operated it for twelve years. Upon retirement, he and his bride Betty enjoyed traveling to all fifty states. He enjoyed working in his yard and cherished his beautiful rose garden. In their younger years, he and Betty enjoyed raising and breeding Shetland Sheepdogs, but he found his true passion in breeding, raising, and riding Arabian horses. He was an avid fan and generous supporter of North Carolina State University athletics and education, especially football and baseball, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

He is survived by his bride of 62 years, Betty Lou Rowe Penny, of the home. Left to cherish his memory are daughters Melinda and her late husband Wayne (Bubba) Canady of Clayton, Melanie Penny of Fuquay Varina, and Melissa and Charles Murphy of Austin, Texas. Grandchildren: Rebekah Mangum Helms and husband Sgt. Thomas Helms of Havelock, Austin and Jacob Murphy of Austin, Texas. Great grandchildren: Sawyer and Charlotte Helms of Havelock. A special thanks to Raymundo and Norma for enriching the lives of Horace and Betty. The family wishes to thank them for all of their love and support.
Preceding him in death were his brothers Garland, Ernest, and Bobby Penny and one sister Virginia Lucille Penny who died as a child.

He leaves a legacy of love for his family and faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be dearly missed by his wife and daughters and their families, his extended family, and many friends.

The family invites you to join them in a celebration of his life at Sunrise United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 for visitation at 2:00 pm.
Rev. John Michael McAllister will conduct the service at 3:00 pm.

Flowers will be graciously accepted or contributions in his memory may be made to Sunrise UMC Building Fund or Wake County SPCA.


November 27, 2019

2:00-2:45 PM

Sunrise United Methodist Church, Holly Springs
5420 Sunset Lake Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540


November 27, 2019

3:00 PM

Sunrise United Methodist Church, Holly Springs
5420 Sunset Lake Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540


  1. The Colbert Family

    Our prayers are with you all! Praise God for his everlasting love, and for His gift of eternal life.

    “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” – Romans 6:5

  2. Bob Mustian

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy is with all of you as you experience and grieve the loss of your family member and my friend, Horace Penny. My life has been blessed by having known him as a friend.
    My deepest regrets for not being able to attend the celebration of his life services on Wednesday. All of you will definitely bathed with my prayers on that day.

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