Penny, James

Former Pastor And Chattanooga Police Officer

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
James Penny
James Penny

Elder James Penny, 89, passed away on June 21, 2018.

He was Pastor Emeritus of Greater Friendship P.B. Church. He was a former policeman with the Chattanooga Police Department.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Janet Penny; daughters, Saundra Payne and Robin Mayes; sons, Joe Maffett, Jr. and Quintel Williams; seven grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 30, at noon at Greater Friendship P.B. Church with Elder R. Lavon Yates officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. the same day prior to the service. Interment will be in Lakewood East.

Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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