Dolly Marie Pennell, 72, passed away at Carolina Caring in Catawba County on Monday, October 10, 2022. On July 9, 1950, in Caldwell County, the late Robert Lee and Margaret Johnson Holsclaw welcomed Mrs. Pennell into the world. Dolly worked as the church’s clerk for more than 40 years and had been a devoted lifelong member of Oxford Memorial Baptist Church. Mrs. Pennell enjoyed caring for her family and was a devoted homemaker.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Arthur “Chuck” Holsclaw.
Dolly’s 54-year-old husband Michael Dale Pennell, her sons Michael “Chad” Pennell (DeAnna), James Eric Pennell (Andrea Sanese Pennell), sister Linda Reid, sister-in-law Judy Holsclaw, and her grandchildren Caleb Cole Duffey, Bre Nicole Pennell, Nash James Fleschner, Cole Thomas Pennell, and James Michael Pennell are among those left to cherish their memories of Dolly.
The New Liledoun Baptist Church will host a visitation for Mrs. Pennell on Friday, October 14, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022, the funeral ceremony will be held at the New Liledoun Baptist Church. The Oxford Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery will serve as the site of burial. There will be officiating by Revs. Neal Walker and Brent Dula. Pallbearers will be David Anderson, Kevin Johnson, Ashley Crawford, Cole Pennell, David Laxton, and Jeff Johnson. Johnny Hollar, Matt Norman, Scott Minyard, Caleb Duffer, Nash Fleschner, and Doran Maltba will serve as honorary pallbearers.