Martha J. Sims Penhale

Martha Jane Sims Penhale, 86, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at the home of her youngest daughter, Martha Sims "Punky" Penhale Murrah, in Charlotte, N.C.

Jane was born June 30, 1928, in Charleston, W.Va., and was the daughter of John Woodson Sims and Ruby Kuhn Sims, who both preceded her in death along with her husband, William D. Penhale Jr.

She is survived by her five children, Beverly Jane Penhale Lemon and husband, Randy, of Largo, Fla., William D. Penhale III and wife, Tandy, of Houston, Texas, Mary Ann Penhale Benoche and the late Lester Benoche of Houston, Texas, Patricia Marie Penhale Ringer and husband, Terry, of Vienna, W.Va., and Martha Sims "Punky" Penhale Murrah of Charlotte, N.C. In addition, she is survived by 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In accordance with her wishes, her body will be cremated and there will be no visitation or service.

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