Faye Marshbanks Penland

faye penland
Ollie Faye Marshbanks Penland, 85, went to be with the Lord and her husband of 62 years, Glenn Porter (Peevine) Penland on September 1, 2000. She was the daughter of the late Stephen Lee Roy and Cora Genoa Hobson Marshbanks. Faye was a lover of nature. She appreciated and admired all God’s beauty everyday of her life. She was especially fond of nature’s bounty of pinecones, acorns and pods. She expressed this love through her beautiful pinecone creations. She was a member of the Southern Highland Guild for over 20 years and proudly displayed and sold her works at one of her favorite places, The Folk Art Center. Faye was the beloved mother and grandmother of 8 children, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great- grandchildren. She devoted her entire life to her husband and family. She was always giving and never asked for anything in return. Her love and strength through God gave her family a shining example. Faye was an active member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church for over 60 years and the United Methodist Women’s Group. Whenever anything was needed for her church family, Faye willingly gave of her time, talents and support. Those left to cherish her memory are 7 of her children; Ronald Penland of Brevard, Stephen Penland of Forest City, Gail Moody of Waynesville, Philip Penland of Skyland, Adrian Penland, Glenda Shook and David Penland all of Candler; also her 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; her beloved sisters, Marian Jamerson and Violet Cook both of Weaverville, and Dorothy Wilson of Marion. We could never thank our Mammaw enough for all she has meant to us. Her beautiful smile, her gentle touch and her endless love for us all is a gift from God we shall treasure for always. She is as precious as God has ever created and we are so happy she is reunited with Pappaw forever in eternity. We will miss her but have many beautiful memories of her devotion and unconditional love for each and everyone of us. Thank you God for such a precious angel ! Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. today at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church on Asbury Rd., Candler. Reverend Karen Miller will officiate with burial following in Round Meadows Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kelly, Andrew, Chris and Darrell Penland, Curtis and Cale Moody and Brenning Shook. George Penland will be an honorary pallbearer. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times will be at the home of Dan and Glenda Shook, 20 Glennwood Dr., Candler. Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 16, Asheville, NC 28802 or Francis Asbury UMC Children’s Library, PO Box 67, Candler, NC 28715.

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  1. Mrs. Penland was a precious soul. A gift from the Lord. She left a blessing in the life of everyone she touched. She will be missed. All of our love.

  2. Mammaw I miss you and I think about you all of the time. I remember when we would make pine cone wreaths and get ready to go to the folk art center I miss those times but they are in my heart. One day we will all reunite in a better place.

  3. I am so sorry!! Ijust seen this in the Sunday paper. Our love and prayers are with you. Love Sheila

  4. I am so sorry!! Ijust seen this in the Sunday paper. Our love and prayers are with you. Love Sheila

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