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“I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's or Pug as we called her at work passing. She was always nice to me and I Pray that God will help ease the pain....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: madeline king - Pembroke, VA

“So sorry for your loss, she was always visting my mom Myrtle. She always had a smile on her face that lit up a room. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Richard and Donna Bailey - WV

“So sorry for your loss, she was always visting my mom Myrtle. She always had a smile on her face that lit up a room. ”
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“I will miss Bobbie she was always a wonderful person . I always loved going to her house and visiting.She always made you feel at home.Dave her...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Janett Mweadows - Newark, OH

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5 of 7 | Posted by: Gregory Smith - Pearisburg, VA

“Pam so sorry for the loss of your motherHeaven gained another ANGEL SHE HAS HER WINGS AND CAN FLY NOWyou and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly Ferrell - Pearisburg, VA

“We had a lot of good times together at work and our days off...playing cards on week-ends...just being partners in crime....I LOVE YOU "PUG" ”
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Barbara Blankenship Pennington, 70 of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.

A lifelong resident of Giles County, she was born on May 22nd, 1946, and was the daughter of the late William Claude and Clara Elizabeth Shrader Blankenship. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, David Freeman Pennington; two brothers, Danny Blankenship and Wesley Blankenship; and three sisters, Jane Trout, Lillie Mae Rogers, and Alice Haga.

A retired employee of Celanese in Narrows with 38 years of service, Barbara was a faithful member of Goodwin's Chapel Church of Christ in Kellysville. She loved gardening and canning, spending countless hours in her kitchen, and also enjoyed flower arranging and crocheting.

She is survived by two sons, Tony Pennington and wife Virginia of Narrows, William Pennington and wife Brittany of Dublin; a daughter, Pamela Peck and fiancé Bucky Blankenship of Narrows; ten grandchildren, Timmy Pennington, Amber Christensen, David Pennington, Alex Pennington, Dustin Blankenship, Chris Pennington, Michael Pennington, Kaitlyn Blankenship, Thomas Pennington, and Sarah Pennington; nine great-grandchildren, and one on the way; a brother, Dale Blankenship and wife Carolyn of Catawba, Virginia; a brother-in-law, Robert Lee Pennington of Pearisburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including special friends Phyllis and Ruth Phillips, Virginia Phillips, and Jackie Bailey.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Jim Mullins, Minister, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pennington Cemetery in the Lurich community near Glen Lyn. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider the Giles County Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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Pennington Cemetery

Culvert Hollow Road Narrows, VA 24124