ROQUEMORE, LUDIE LOUISE “PENNY” – 69, passed away Friday, August 16th, at the Tennova Residential Hospice, Knoxville, TN. She grew up in Columbus, GA and graduated from Auburn University in 1968 with a B.S. in Education with majors in biology and history. While in school, she was involved with several campus organizations, including a lifelong association with her sorority, Delta Zeta. After graduating, she taught secondary education in public schools in Florida and North Carolina. Penny is preceded in death by her father, Robert Edwin Franklin; and her mother, Melba Fitzgerald Franklin, both of Columbus, GA. She is survived by her husband, J. Wayne Roquemore; two sons, Jeffery Wayne Roquemore and Bradley Michael Roquemore; daughter-in law, Julie Diane Roquemore; and one granddaughter, the love of her life, Jillian Wynne Roquemore. She is also survived by three sisters and a brother: Melba Jean Franklin Dudek, Margaret Christine Franklin McFarlin, Cindy Franklin Phillips, and Robert Edwin Franklin, Jr. Penny loved people, gardening, sailing, the mountains, sandy beaches, and beautiful sunsets. Over the years, she was active in her church, youth reading programs, garden clubs, sorority, and programs for the elderly. Most of all, Penny was a loving, nurturing, and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. The family would like to express its deep appreciation and gratitude to the medical professionals who cared for her during battle with cancer, especially Drs. Paul Dudrick, Richard Cohn, and Richard Rose, her longtime primary care physician who provided compassionate care, guidance, and counsel during the last stage her life. The family is also grateful for and deeply humbled by the outpouring of love, support, care, and concern from family, friends, and neighbors. A memorial service will be held at Rose Mortuary’s Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, on Tuesday, August, 20th at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made any hospice organization or the American Cancer Society . Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences at
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