July 12, 2021

Eckle Gladey Penley Sr., 85, of Coeburn, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at his home. He was a member of the Freedom of Worship Church in Norton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Bradley Penley.

Surviving are six sons, Eckle Penley Jr. and wife Becky of Fredericksburg, Va., Samuel Jackson Penley of Coeburn, Va., James Penley of Castlewood, Va., Matthew Penley of Coeburn, Va., Roy Steven Chewning and wife Shannon of Mount Holly, NC, Eckle Penley, III and wife Rebecca of St. Marys, Ga.; two daughters, Genevieve Elliott and husband Melvin of Fredericksburg, Va., Charlotte Hunt and husband Stanley of Bessemer City, NC; 38 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 7 pm Saturday, July 10 at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton with Pastor Robert Fultz, Jr. officiating. Graveside committal services were conducted at 2 pm Sunday, July 11at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is serving the Penley family.