Hugh Warden Pennington


Hugh Warden Pennington, 91, of Monticello, passed away on June 19, 2019, at his home in Monticello.

He was born on August 12, 1927, in Drew County to the late Charles Leonard Pennington and Susie Warden Wilson Pennington.

Mr. Pennington was a retired Georgia Pacific forester with 42 years of service and was a longtime member of New Hope Assembly of God Church before becoming a member of First Assembly of God Church of Monticello. He loved the outdoors, forestry and hunting. His wife was the love of his life and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the apple of his eye.

It was said by many that you didn’t have to talk to him long to know he was a good man. He led his family by Christian examples and will always have a special place in many hearts.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Charles and Bobby Pennington; and three sisters, Yvonne May, Betty Wallis and Jane Harris.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Christine Rodgers Pennington of Monticello; one daughter, Gayle Pennington York and husband Roy of Monticello; one son, Mike Pennington and wife Susan of Monticello; eight grandchildren, Christie Davila of Springdale, Murry Walker and wife Lee Ann of Springdale, Michelle Galyean and husband Seth of Forney, Texas, Laura Hartley and husband Cody of Guam, Shawn Woods and husband Shad of Fayetteville, Patrick York and wife Ginny of White Lake, Michigan, Roianne Johnson and husband Chris of Symsonia, Kentucky and Robert York of Clarksville, Tennessee; 13 great grandchildren, Grayson, Christian, Ivy, Peyton, Baylee, Grace, Asher, Liam, Harper, Abbigayle, Allicen, Lillie and Kaden; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, June 21 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Independent Assembly of God Church, 738 Bowser Rd. Wilmar, AR 71675; First Assembly of God Church, 915 Hwy. 425 North Monticello, AR 71655; or Hospice Home Care, 990 Hwy. 425, North Monticello, AR 71655.