July 4, 1947 ~ July 28, 2006

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Arthur Judson Penland, 59, of 21 Honey Do Drive, Candler, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Hospice Solace Center. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late William M. and Opal Hagan Penland and was also preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Smith and a brother, Robert Hagan. He was a truck driver with Scott Banks Trucking. Survivors include his wife, Doris Ray Penland; step-daughter, Denise Metcalf, husband Jeff and their children Trenton and Cheyenne, all of Weaverville; a step-son, Darrell Gardner, girlfriend Joyce Ledford and their children Jackson and Jennifer Ledford, all of Mars Hill; two sisters, Patricia Penland and Vonda Surrett; a brother, William (Bill) Penland, Jr. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Reverend Clyde Metcalf officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service and at other times will be at the home of Dwight Fisher, 14 Deavermont Circle, Asheville.

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  1. Uncle Aut ,
    I miss u lots and think of you all the time ,, you was just like my dad and I will never get over u not bein here anymore ,things will never be the same ,I am thankfull for the time we shared as co drivers in the truck.I mis you lots and love you lots but I know one day I will see u ,grandma and grandpa again and cant wait for that day,
    Love Ya
    Alaskancherokee
    Edgar

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  2. Uncle Aut ,
    I miss u lots and think of you all the time ,, you was just like my dad and I will never get over u not bein here anymore ,things will never be the same ,I am thankfull for the time we shared as co drivers in the truck.I mis you lots and love you lots but I know one day I will see u ,grandma and grandpa again and cant wait for that day,
    Love Ya
    Alaskancherokee
    Edgar

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  3. Mountain Man worked hard. He was a good driver and very faithful to his job. He would pull 2 or 3 Augusta to Grundy loads – back to back. He faithfully worked the same job for many years. He was my friend. Mountain Man told our friend Ricky Honeycutt that everything was right between him and Jesus. ‘Jesus Christ is our hope of glory.’
    ‘preacher man’

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  4. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF ARTHUR…YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS…GOD KNOWS BEST…WE CANNOT QUESTION HIM..CHERISH HIS MEMORIES THEY ARE FOREVER…JEAN

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  5. Sorry to hear about your love one.
    If there is anything we can do please feel free to call us.
    May God be with you and your family at this time in need.
    The Reynolds Family
    Jim,Kathy& Cody

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  6. Sorry to hear about Arthur he was a sweet person and we will miss him alot. He is in a better place and God need a helper.May God with all of you in this time of need.Remeber that we are think about you all.

    Bob & Lurena Hoglen

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  7. I am so sorry to hear of Authur’s passing. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and we had a long talk, trying to catch up on family things. Authur was my 1st cousin and a nephew of my mother, Nellie Penland Wheeler. He will be greatly missed.
    All my love and prayers are with you in this time of grief.

    Love to all,
    Elizabeth and Clifton Ramsey

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