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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Jerry Keith Penny

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

06/19/1945 ~ 10/29/2018

GARNER – Jerry Keith Penny, 73, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at home surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born on June 19, 1945 in Garner, the son of the late Delphia Irene Penny. He spent most of his adulthood working as an electrician with C&M Electric where he was well liked by the builders and inspectors.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine Massengill Penny. He is survived by his two daughters, Wendy Ann Penny and fiancé, Michael Bottiggi; and Terry Penny Potter and husband, William “Dock” Potter, both of Willow Spring; two granddaughters, Bryce and Baylee Potter; and his precious little kitten, Miss Priss; plus we can not forget his entire “Tart’s” family. In addition, Jerry is also survived by a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Jerry was a very loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend with his heart and home always opened to family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner; and other times at the home.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1st Advent Christian Church in Four Oaks. Burial will follow in the Massengill Family Cemetery, Four Oaks.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Transitions Hospice Care: 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to 1st Advent Christian Church: 202 E. Sanders St., Four Oaks, NC 27524.

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner
1200 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529



1:00 PM

1st Advent Christian Church
202 E. Sanders St., Four Oaks, NC 27524

Burial will follow in the Massengill Family Cemetery, Four Oaks, NC.


  1. Bill & Beverly Johnson

    So sorry for your loss Wendy.

  2. Mimms and Victor Chavez

    Wendy and family, Victor and I are so saddened by the loss of your father. He was the most gentle, sweet and kind man there ever was in this area. His Tart family loved him so much and we will miss him every single day. We hope and pray that you will keep the good memories in your heart and smile with pride every time you think of him. If there is anything that any of us can do to help you all, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

  3. Keith Hudson

    We are sorry for your family’s loss. Stay strong in your faith! Love & prayers to you all!

  4. Kimberly Frye

    Your family was a part of my life growing up. I miss hanging out at your house and visiting. I so very much miss those we have lost and now your Dad. He was a wonderful man who loved his family. A good man and many good memories.

  5. Anna & Chris Bowling

    Thinking & praying for your sweet family. We love you guys so much! He was such a sweet man.

  6. Annette Pruitt

    One fine father , grandfather , friend,,, will sadly be missed! He was always a joy to talk to. I hope you have that pic of him riding his horse up where everyone can see it! Thinking of you all!
    Love, Annette

  7. Charlie Carroll

    Terry and Wendy
    I am so sorry to hear for your loss. The years we lived beside you guys were some of my best memories. Your family will always have a special place in my heart. All the good food and those midnight Krispy Kreme runs and all the good times we had. You guys set the standard for neighbors and we have never had any that came close to the Penny’s. Know that you guys are in our prayers.

  8. Newton and Brenda Penny

    We are sad for your loss. It leaves such an empty feeling. But you have many precious memories…recall them often. We will keep you all in our prayers for peace in the days and times to come.

  9. Mozelle Penny Strickland

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time.

  10. Chris and Chrystel Rogers

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

  11. Janice Lee Graham

    My condolences goes out to the Penny and Tart’s family. May you find comfort in these words found at John 5: 28,29 where it tell us one day all those in the grave will here non other Jesus Christ voice and awaken from death an answer. This promise of a resurrection is stated at Acts 24: 15 also where states there is going to be a resurrection. Thus wonderful hope will take place soon under Christ rule on earth. I hope these thoughts brought a little comfort during this sad time. Please visit Jw.org fir more bible truths about future blessings under Christ earthly kingdom in our near future.

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