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CENTER – Carl Reed Pennington, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at his home. He was born April 25, 1932, to the late Clifton Jill Pennington and Lovie Katherine Matney Pennington. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Pennington; and two brothers, Jimmie and Ray Morris Pennington.

He attended the Center Church of Christ and was a graduate of the Center High School. Mr. Pennington farmed all his life and had a passion for the land. He enjoyed being with his family and friends of the Center community.

He is survived by a son, Anthony Pennington, and wife Sheila of Center; a daughter-in-law, Gayle Pennington of Center; two grandchildren, April Pennington Walbert and husband, Donald of Savoyard, and Ashley Pennington Mehmedovic and husband, Anel of Bowling Green; two great-grandchildren, Holden White of Colorado, and Hunter Nunnally of Savoyard.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Asbury-Center Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, and after 9:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Pennington. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at

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