MONTICELLO — Yvonne Pennington May passed away December 21, 2011, in Monticello, Ark., after a long battle with cancer. She was 82. Born in New Hope, Ark., to Susie and Charlie Pennington and a former resident of Greenville, Miss.

MONTICELLO — Yvonne Pennington May passed away December 21, 2011, in Monticello, Ark., after a long battle with cancer. She was 82. Born in New Hope, Ark., to Susie and Charlie Pennington and a former resident of Greenville, Miss.

Mrs. May graduated from Drew Central High School and later received her degree in nursing from the program at Kings Daughters Hospital in Greenville in 1950. She worked briefly as an RN.

She was the wife of the late Robert Hunter “Bob” May, a Monticello native, also a former businessman and City Councilman in Greenville. Returning to Monticello in 1987, Mrs. May was an active member of Monticello’s First Presbyterian Church and an avid gardener.

She leaves two daughters, Charlotte Suzanne May of Monticello, Ark., and Sarah Hunter May of Pensacola, Fla. She also leaves a brother and sister, Hugh Pennington and Betty Wallis, both of Monticello, Ark.; a brother, Harry Pennington of Olive Branch, Miss.; a sister-in-law, Marilyn May Shields Wiltsie of Nashville, Tenn.; thirteen nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Monticello, Ark. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Yvonne Pennington May and Robert Hunter May.

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