Pennington Research Association

Pennington Research Association

Honorary Members

Since its' formation in 1979, the Pennington Research Association has grown thanks to the several hundred volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours of their time to help make the PRA what it is today.  

Some volunteers distinguished themselves and/or made outstanding contributions to the genealogical literature of the Pennington Family.  The PRA recognizes the following members who have been awarded the title "Honorary Member" by the PRA.



Year Conferred

Richard P. Bailey (now deceased)

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Betty Inman (now deceased)

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Virginia Lang (now deceased)



Vivian Pennington



Marvin T. Jones (now deceased)



Mary Kirby (now deceased)

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Ayvonne Roach (now deceased)



Dr. Bob Laubach (now deceased)

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Click here to read Dr. Bob Laubach's obituary.



Ann V. Bailey

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C. E. “Chuck” Pennington, M.D. (now deceased)

Click here to learn more about C. E. "Chuck" Pennington, M.D.



Alice Sanders

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Barbara Weiss Pennington

Click here to learn more about Barbara W. Pennington



Rev. Jasper Green Pennington

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Harold E. (Gene) Pennington


The PRA benefits from having a wonderful group of volunteers! We are very fortunate that we have such a great group of Pennington "cousins" who care about the PRA and want to help see us carry on this wonderful tradition. Our volunteers work very hard to help ensure the PRA continues to improve and to meet it's stated goals and objectives.

One of the few ways we have to recognize outstanding volunteers is to award them with an Honorary Membership.

The PRA Bylaws, Article II, Section 2.04 describes the process for awarding Honorary membership.  It says;

From time to time, the Board may recognize outstanding contributions to the field of genealogical research by bestowing an Honorary Membership to such a person.  No dues shall be charged but such members shall have all of the same rights and privileges, as does an active member.

There are many things which can be viewed as "outstanding contributions" when a volunteer works on behalf of the PRA. In my opinion, the words "... outstanding contributions to the field of genealogical research ..." can cover a wide range of things. For example, in the past, the Board has recognized volunteers for their many years of hard work on behalf of the PRA and for outstanding contributions that helped to further the mission of the PRA.

If you would like to nominate a PRA Member to be recognized as one of our Honorary Members, please us know. Please include a couple of short paragraphs describing why you would like to see your nominee be awarded an Honorary Membership.

To nominate a PRA Member, you can send a message to Gene Pennington, Chairman, or you can click here to see a list of Board Members and Officers and you can click on their name and send them a message.

The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

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