Ruby Pauline Pennington of Chino Valley, Ariz., formerly of Paris, left this earthly body on May 15, 2013. She was born in Water Lula on March 4, 1917. She grew up in Fort Smith. She was the daughter of William and Lula Wallace Kuhn Nickles, and the step daughter of Luna Gertrude Crowley. She married James Vernon Pennington on February 3, 1936 in Fort Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon Pennington; infant daughter, Lula Idell; son, James Edgar; sister, Minnie Evick; and brothers, Will Roy and Guy Raymond Crowley.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Pennington and wife Sandy of Chino Valley, Ariz.; daughter, Sharon Wilson and husband Don of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren and eight great grand children and many friends.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Sign online guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, family request donations to be made to The First Southern Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Union 1524 N Hwy 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323

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