Carolyn, 61 and Walter C. Penland, 83 of Horse Shoe died Tuesday, June 26th in Toccoa, GA as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Carolyn and Walter were natives of Buncombe County. Carolyn was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and Walter lived most of his life in Buncombe County.
Carolyn was a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Wallin. She worked in housekeeping with Pardee Hospital and was a volunteer at Cradle of Forestry Pisgah Forest.
Carolyn is survived by sister, Deborah Ducote and her husband Dan of Etowah; brother, Stanley Wallin and his wife Janice Davis of Kernersville; and three nieces and three nephews.
Walter was a son of the late Cashius and Kathleen Epley Penland and was preceded in death by his sister, Florence Moore; three brothers, Maurice, Horace, and Lloyd Penland.
Walter retired after many years of faithful service to Pardee Hospital and was an avid fisherman. He cherished his wife, Carolyn, who was also his best friend and fishing buddy. They loved their family, their church, and most of all they loved their Savior, Jesus Christ. He was a United States Army veteran who served in the Korean War. They were active members of Etowah Baptist Church.
Walter is survived by two sons, Reverend Terry Penland and his wife, Amy of Canton, Earl Penland and his wife, Linda of Black Mountain and a daughter Kathey Penland of Aurora, CO.; sisters, Sue Kates and her husband, Reverend Alcy Kates of Waynesville, Charlotte Johnson, of Marietta, OH, Grace Miller and her husband, Bob of Belmont, WA, and Edith Luck of Indian Harbor, FL; three brothers, Wallace Penland and his wife, Nancy of Howard, PA, Leonard Penland and his wife, Gayle of Candler and Douglas Penland and his wife, Jane of Candler; two grandchildren, Andrew and his wife, Katie of College Station, TX and and Hannah Trapp and her husband Lee of Alexandria, VA; and one great-grandchild Sophia Trapp.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday at Etowah Baptist Church. Revs. Brian Henderson and Terry Penland will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until 2:00pm prior to the service in the church.
Memorials may be made to Etowah Baptist Church, PO Box 326, Etowah, NC 28729.
I will always cherish Walt and Carolyn’s friendship and love. I look forward to seeing them again!
I am deeply grieved to learn of this tragedy. Carolyn, whom I knew better, was one of the kindest and sweetest people I will ever know. She was there through the death of my beloved Mother who also loved Carolyn very much. She touched many lives, and I have a beautiful memory of her in the lovely afghan she made for my Mom. Her heart was true.
Stanley I am so very sorry for the loss of your sister.My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Debbie, Dan, the girls and Dallas I am so sorry for the loss of your sister and Aunt an Uncle. I did not know about what had happened untill my sister Carol told me she had seen it in the paper,for I still live in Greenville, SC and I usually get news like this late. I remember Carolyn and she was always very pleasant and kind. It is very tragic
to have a loss like that but there must be a reason beyond our control. Take
care of yourselves, life is short, even though we have known our brothers and sisters all our lives.God Bless
I am so sorry for your loss I worked with Carolyn at Pardee Hospital for four years I will miss her
Pastor Perry and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most diffcult time.
Clyde Wesleyan Church Members
Stanley and Debbie please know my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Carolyn was such a sweet person, another angel has gotten her wings. Prayers also for all the other family members.
My deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Walter and his wife. May God’s love and grace cover you during these days.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Carolyn and Walt. Rex and I went to school with Carolyn and also work with both of them at Pardee. They will be missed. You are all in our prayers. God Bless
I am so sorry to hear about the death of Carolyn and her husband. Carolyn and I went to school together for several years. We sat together on the bus many times. Carolyn was one of the kindest, sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. I will keep both families in my thoughts and prayers. Judy