Mary Helen Pennington, age 94, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at her residence. She was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired LPN from Crockett Hospital, and of the Methodist Faith. She was also a member of the Loretto American Legion Post 146 Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie C. and Martha Kimbrell Smith; her first husband, John Thomas Pennington, Sr.; her second husband, Mitchell Lanier; one daughter, Patricia Ann Rhodes; two brothers, Lawrence Smith and J. W. Smith; two sisters, Louise Stephenson and Grace Powell; and one great-great-granddaughter, Brielle Noblit.
She is survived by one son, Tommy Pennington (Debbie) of Lawrenceburg, TN; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Smith (Bonnie) of Detroit, MI; and one sister, Jean Fowler (Tommy) of St. Joseph, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, June 01, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Sunday, June 02, 2019, with Bobby Gobble officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.