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Franklin D. Bailey, Sr.

Nov. 22, 1932 ~ Oct. 19, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Howard Thomas Jones, Sr.

April 2, 1930 ~ October 18, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Sarah Louise Adams Coates

October 17, 1918 ~ October 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

Norris Ray Yates

Jan. 26, 1935 ~ Oct. 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Della Louise Franks

February 17, 1939 ~ October 11, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Peggy Ipock Parrish

November 13, 1930 ~ October 13, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

E. Millard Johnson

September 24, 1931 ~ October 12, 2019

Services will be held: October 17, 2019

Marland Overton Denton

October 31, 1941 ~ October 10, 2019

Services will be held:

Mollie J. “Topsy” Penny

March 28, 1932 ~ July 4, 2019

GARNER- Mollie Finch Jones Penny, 87, passed away Thursday, July 4th. Lovingly known as “Topsy”, she was born in Johnston County to the late Sedrick Wheaton Jones and Rena Lucille Hill Jones.
Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Sunday at Mt. Herman Christian Church. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Clayton.
The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00-2:15 pm prior to the service.
Survivors include her son, Jimmy Penny (Geraldine) of Garner; daughters, Connie Wall of Garner, Pattie Andrews of Louisburg, Bonnie Jones (Larry) of Maggie Valley and Ginny Bates of Newburgh, IN; sister, Irene Godwin; brother, Charles Jones (Barbara) all of Clayton; grandchildren, Tony Wall (Janet), Kristy Wall (Billy Warren), Adam Wall (Rebecca), Jody Penny (Jennifer), Nicole Finnell (Alan), Andy Andrews, Jr., Pamela Cortese (Walter), Carla Howell (Josh), Hannah Burns (Kerry), Blake Jones and Evan W. Bates, as well as 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Joseph Penny; sisters, Geraldine Deans and Margaret Jones; brothers W.D. Jones, Jeff Jones and Boyd Jones; sons-in-law, Jabby Wall, Andy Andrews, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Virginia Lee Stephenson Penny.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Herman Christian Church, 8925 White Oak Rd., Garner, NC 27529.


July 7, 2019

1:00-2:15 pm

Mt. Herman Christian Church
at the church


July 7, 2019


Mt. Herman Christian Church
8925 White Oak Rd. Garner, NC 27529


  1. Frances Parrish Watkins

    Topsy was a sweetheart..I grew up on a farm across Casey Rd from the farm she and Joe lived on..worked on and raised their children…I have so many memories with you and your children.
    My mama loved the Penny family….All of you were family to my mama..God Bless each of you…

  2. Johnny and Jane Lee

    Such a wonderful lady that will truly be missed. Our families have grown up together for our entire lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Trust in the Lord and he will comfort as you face this difficult time. Remember that your mom is happier and more alive than ever in the arms of our loving God. Our love to the entire family.

  3. Donna Wheeler

    Connie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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