Bobby Penland, 29, of Asheville, NC and formerly of Morganton died Sunday, August 8, 2010. He was born in Bernillo County, NM on April 16, 1981 and was the son of Bobby and Betsy Penland of Morganton. Bobby graduated from Freedom High School with the Class of 1999, attended W.P.C.C. and was currently enrolled at A & B Tech in Asheville in the advanced mechanical engineering program. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, David Penland of Charlotte; a sister, Francis Penland of Morganton; paternal grandparents, Harland and Jane Scholl of Oxford, MS; maternal grandparents, Tom and Jeane Suddarth of Chapel Hill; aunts and uncles, Debi Cutter and husband, Randy, Davi Ledet and husband, Mark, Sterling Suddarth and wife, Suzanne, Debi Kopytowski, and Thomas Suddarth and wife, Megan; and numerous cousins.Bobby was preceded in death by a grandfather, Cleo Penland, and grandmothers, Francis M. Scholl and Jane C. Suddarth.A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Grace Episcopal Church with Rev. Bruce Walker officiating. Inurnment of the ashes will immediately follow in Grace Episcopal Memorial Garden. The family will then receive friends in the church parish hall. Memorial contributions may be made to First of Blue Ridge, Inc., PO Box 40, Ridgecrest, NC 28770. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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