Glenda Penninger Layton, age 80 of Carthage died Sunday at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday at First Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Brian Murphy. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the church fellowship hall beginning at 10:00 am. A private family burial will follow in Cross Hill Cemetery.

Born in Lexington on January 21, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Flonnie Williams Penninger.

Glenda’s first job was with Luther Wallace Grocery. She later she worked as an administrative assistant with Moore County DSS and with Moore County Schools as a substitute and vocational teacher at Union Pines High School.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she served on most every committee over the years. She especially loved working with the children during Vacation Bible School. She was active in WMU and was a supporter of the Baptist Children's Home.

Glenda is survived by her husband Ken Layton; children Vanise Goodnight of Lexington, Craig Goodnight and wife Amy of Carthage, Juliet Moran and husband Patrick of Carthage; grandchildren Venson and Amber Nunnaley, Madelyn and Jonah King.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Layton family.


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  1. To the family of Glenda Layton I want to say that she was such a sweet lady. I always sat behind her in church and we had some great conversations before service started. She was so friendly and loving. I am praying for all the family during this time.

  2. Mr.Layton,Craig,Vanise and Juliet,

    I am so sorry to hear of Glenda’s passing. Please know that all the family are in my thoughts and prayers for that peace that passeth all understanding.

  3. SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Lisa Pritchard.

    Our deepest sympathy and with much love,
    Lisa, Lilly, Kathy W, Chris, Rebecca, and Kathy O.

  4. Vanise,

    We know how you loved your sweet mama and that you will miss her so! Please remember that we are praying for YOU and we will talk soon!

    Cliff and Kathy Duke

  5. With sympathy to the family. May you be blessed with strength and comfort through God’s grace at this difficult time. Glenda’s smile always brought a smile to others.

  6. Vanise,

    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

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