Frances Gosnell Penland

- Saturday, July 28, 2018

In Loving Memory

Photo of Frances Gosnell Penland  - -2018

Frances Gosnell Penland, age 73, a resident of Swannanoa North Carolina , passed away peacefully Saturday morning July 28, 2018 at her home with her husband of 41 years Dave Penland and friend/caregiver Kathy Lee at her side.

Frances was born and raised in Madison County, NC by her parents,Walter and Nettie Gosnell and was blessed with a family of 4 sisters, Frieda, Christine, Doris and Diane and 4 brothers, Willard, Jack, Bruce, and Gene.

Frances was a loving mother to her son, Richard, her daughters, Shelly and Amy and a step- daughter Sherry. She had 3 sons-in-law, Chris, Daniel, and Baha and also a daughter-in-law, Lisa.  Frances was a loving grandmother to   11 grandchildren that she enjoyed spoiling and spending time with, Christopher, Kayla, Christy, Karrie,  Sam, Josh, Olivia, Illyos, Samria, Nick and Dakota and we truly  believe that Dakota was waiting to welcome his grandmother to Heaven when she got there! She was also blessed with 4 great-grand children.

 Frances walked with God and witnessed by the way she lived her life.  She was funny, sweet, witty, hard-working, she enjoyed reading (especially her Bible) and spending time with her family.

 A graveside funeral  services will be held at 11:30 am Monday July 30, 2018 at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde NC.  In lieu of flowers, and to honor the request of the Penland family, memorial donations may be made towards Frances’ foot stone. For more information please contact Amy Duveneck,

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Penland family.     

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Dave and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Frances was a great woman of God. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Randy and Janet Hembree