Mrs. Carolyn Redmond Pennell, 71, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Carolyn was born March 28, 1950, in Statesville and was the daughter of the late Stanley Redmond and Margaret Ruth Horton. She was a 1968 graduate of Statesville High School and on December 7, 1972, she married Danny Allen Pennell, who survives, of Statesville. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and she was a hardworking lady. She easily made friends everywhere she went and was very generous and kind.

In addition to her husband, Carolyn is survived by three children, Dani P. Hunter (Joe) of Albemarle, Byron Pennell (Amanda) of Statesville, and Rod Pennell of Statesville; six grandchildren, Josh and Bailey Hunter, Kinley and Lyla Brynn Pennell, and Grace and Mary Cooper Pennell; one sister, Margaret Messick (James); and one brother, Roger Horton.

A celebration of life for Carolyn Pennell will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Troutman Funeral Home. The family will speak with friends following the service.

Memorials can be made to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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