Carolyn Cochrane Penley

Carolyn Cochrane Penley, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Novant Health Huntersville. She was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Mecklenburg County. The daughter of the late Roy and Katherine Cochrane.

Carolyn had a sweet smile that would brighten a room. She loved to cook and feed her family and was happiest serving and supporting others. She will be remembered mostly for her loving and selfless heart.

She will be greatly missed by her loving Husband of 57 years: Ed Penley, of Mount Holly; Son: Eddie Penley and wife GeGe of Charlotte; Daughters: Sherri Michaleski and husband Rob of Marion, NC, Susan Venn and husband Marty of Mount Holly; Sister: Deborah Morris and husband Bill of Lexington, NC; Grandchildren: Brooke Blecher and husband Adam, Brandon Penley, TJ Williams and wife Kelly, Chase Furr, Taylor Forster, and Caleb Venn; Great granddaughter: Emrie Williams, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Sister: Gayle Norris.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2019, at McLean Funeral Directors in Belmont, NC. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Catawba Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Raymond Johns officiating. Interment will follow at the Evergreen “A Quiet Place,” Belmont, NC.

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McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Penley family.