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December 21, 2010

J. H. “Penny” Godwin, Sr.

Athens — ATHENS-Services for J. H. “Penny” Godwin, Sr., 79, Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday at Zion Hill Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jeff Godwin and the Rev. Perry Smith officiating.

Burial will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Mr. Godwin died Dec. 20, 2010 in Athens.

He was born Dec. 2, 1931 in Henderson County to the late Edward Callaway and Dovie Mae Mixon Godwin, and was a lifelong resident of the county.

Mr. Godwin was employed at Curtis Mathes Manufacturing 20 years, then later as a deliveryman for Reliance Gas. He retired from Acme Brick after 15 years of service. During his years in the workforce, he was always involved in his cattle business. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

Matt Majors, a grandson, preceded Pa Penny in death.

Survivors include wife Alice Godwin, Athens; son J. H. Godwin, Jr. and wife Vicky, Athens; daughters Niki Majors and husband Mike, Athens, Vicki Gunstanson and husband Gene, Athens; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Will McCall, Bryan Godwin, Aaron Gunstanson, Blake Godwin, Jason Gunstanson, Tony McLemore.

Honorary pallbearers will include Carl Loper, Dan Godwin, Joe Godwin, Glenn Godwin, Norban Godwin and Lanny Godwin.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Zion Hill Cemetery Association, C/O Rhonda Barrilleaux, 1985 VZCR 4210, Athens, TX 75752.

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