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Marie “Penny” Hartley Howard, 71, beloved wife of Vernon Howard, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Hospital.
Mrs. Howard was born the daughter of William James Hartley and Lillie Vymenner Springs Hartley on April 17, 1949 in Williamsburg County.  She was born the 3rd of five siblings: Lillie Christine H. Gailey, William “Tommy” Bennett Hartley (Sherry), Calvin L. Hartley (Linda), and Joey “Pete” Edell Hartley (Carla).  She was a 1968 graduate of Macedonia High School.  She was a faithful member for over 40 years of the Six Mile Crossing Church of God where over the years she served as president of the Ladies Auxiliary; taught Sunday School; and her greatest pride and enjoyment was decorating for Home Coming each year. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother, caring sister, and a loyal friend.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and she took great pride in loving, guiding, and caring for each one.  
 Penny and Vernon were married on June 21, 1969 and celebrated 51 years together.  Their home was blessed with:  two children, Amy Christine H. Player (Charles “Chuck”), and Tony Laverne Howard (Angel); and four grandchildren, Maran Christine Player, Macey Callies Player, Elli Howard, and Avery Howard. 
She is also survived by:  her siblings, Calvin Hartley (Linda), and  Joey Edell “Pete” Hartley (Carla); a sister-in-law, Sherry Hartley; and a number of nieces and nephews.  
She was predeceased by:  her parents; a sister, Lillie Christine Hartley-Gailey; and a brother, William B. “Tommy” Hartley
A Memorial Service will be 2PM, Sunday November 22, 2020 at the Six Mile Crossing Church of God.
The Howard family will receive family and friends immediately after the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Due to Covid-19, the family asks that everyone please practice social distancing and facemasks are required.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Howard family.

 

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