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Ludy Murl "Buddy" Penna
February 14, 1949 - May 1, 2024

Ludy Murl “Buddy” Penna, Jr.,  of Trumann departed this life Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in Trumann at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 17 days. He was born Monday, February 14, 1949 in Booneville, MS to the late Ludy and Virginia Hare Penna.  Buddy  was an Army veteran and was a retired river boat captain and of the Baptist faith. After retirement he loved to golf every chance he could.   He was preceded in death by one brother, Chris Penna; one sister-in-law, Debbie Penna and his parents.       He is survived by his special friend, Betty Begley of the home; two brothers, William (Karen) Penna of Jackson, MS and James Penna of Lafayette, LA; he was considered a loving father to Betty’s many children,  grandchildren and great grandchildren.      The family will receive visitors at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann from 5-6 pm Monday, May 6, 2024. Private burial will be at a later date at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye.       Online guest book can be signed  at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Beth Presley, Little Rock, Arkansas says

    Special friend! Love, Beth Meeks Presley

  2. Dana Patterson , Opelousas, LA says

    We love you Uncle Buddy. You fought hard and we are proud of you. James loves you so much.

  3. Tina, says

    You are already missed so very much. Thank you for every second you gave to my mom and Eli and the rest of our family. You were the best Dad a girl could ever want. I love you.

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