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Obituary for Sybil Sykes Penny

DURHAM: Sybil Sykes Penny, daughter of the late Hubert Preston and Mable Pickett Sykes, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Croasdaile Pavilion.

Sybil was a homemaker and was very active with her family, friends, community and her church. She was a wonderful cook and lovingly cooked for her family every Sunday night for years. She enjoyed her horses and rode with the Red Mountain Hunt Club. Sybil was an avid golfer, played every Tuesday as long as she was able, once had a hole in one. She also enjoyed beach trips with her sister and friends. She traveled to many states, within the U.S., to Canada and Europe.

Sybil was a life-long member of Temple Baptist Church and of the Golden Circle Sunday School Class. She was the first woman Deacon, Chairman of the Deacons, later became a Life Deacon, and held many other positions in the church.

Sybil was predeceased by her husband, Jack Bynum Penny in 2011, and her sister, Christine “Teenie” McDonald in 2008.

Surviving are her sons, Jack B. Penny, Jr of Clarksville, VA, Richard P. Penny and wife Cathy of Bahama, Gary W. Penny and wife Cindy of Durham; grandchildren, Kimberly P. Larson and husband Mike, Kelly R. Penny, Troy Penny, Scott B. Penny, Corey W. Penny, Teresa P. Cook and husband Randy; great grandchildren, Devin, Ashlyn and Hailey Butler, Logan and Madalynn Larson and Carter Cook.

A graveside service will be held 10am, Monday, October 2 at Maplewood Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11am at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Mofield and Dr. Clay Warf officiating. Pallbearers will be Troy Penny, Scott Penny, Corey Penny, Randy Cook, Craig Morrison and Eddie Ball. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Sunday, October 1 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Temple Baptist Church, 2121 Umstead Rd, Durham, NC 27712 or to Hospice of NC.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

1

Oct

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Graveside Service

Monday

2

Oct

10:00 AM
Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

Funeral Service

Monday

2

Oct

11:00 AM
Temple Baptist Church

2121 Umstead Road
Durham, NC 27712

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


Memorial Contribution

Temple Baptist Church

2121 Umstead Road
Durham, NC 27712
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