Winnie Dean McCann

September 16, 1930March 30, 2019

Winnie Dean Pennington McCann, 88, of Benton, went to live with her Lord and Savior on March 30, 2019. Winnie was born on September 16. 1930 to Roy James and Hattie May Steelman Pennington on September 16, 1930. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill McCann, brother J W Pennington (Lavern) and sister Neva Thomas (R.E.). Survivors include five nephews Downey Pennington (Mary) of Sheridan, AR, Mike Pennington (Vickie) of Fayetteville, AR, Robert Thomas (Debra) of Dickson, Tennessee, Billy Pennington (Carrie) of Little Rock, AR and David Thomas (Kathy) of Humble, TX; two nieces Lanet Gracie (Michael) of Columbia, MO and Winnie Berry (Tony) of Crosby, TX, as well as many great nieces and nephews and several great, great nieces and nephews; also her long time dear friend, Pat Stuckey. Winnie graduated from UALR and Draughon School of Business in Little Rock, worked for many years at Reynolds Aluminum and retired in Benton, AR. She was a long time member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Benton. Winnie was passionate about her family and loved taking her nieces and nephews to Lake Hamilton when they were younger.


  • Graveside Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Winnie Dean McCann

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Winnie Berry

April 4, 2019

Aunt Winnie loved everyone & everyone loved her. She was a beautiful, caring, thoughtful, giving & loving woman. She loved the Lord & her family. She would do anything for anyone.
She had a little dog once named Prissy that she was crazy about & spoiled like a child. And she loved our little dog Tanner & spoiled him too.
I have so many beautiful memories that I will cherish. One funny one I’ll share is ... She always called me little Winnie. When I was young one time I ask her... since they call me little Winnie does that mean we call you.....she cut me off & said you call me Aunt Winnie is what that means!! We had a good laugh from that. I didn’t ask again!
I wish there were more people in the world like her with a beautiful spirit & a big heart. She will be missed but never forgotten . We loved her dearly.

Downey Pennington

April 1, 2019

Aunt Winnie was a devoted Christian that gave more of herself and time to family and friends than anyone else that I’ve known. Her home was your home. I’ve seen her reading her Bible several times while the Gaithers were singing on tv. She loved discussing politics with me while watching Fox News, sometimes the news would get her all wound up.
Many times when school was out for the summer she’d take all of us kids to lake Hamilton for a few days.Aunt Winnie was like a mother to us after Momma and daddy passed on. Precious memories are what we’re left with, and a verse that says life if like a vapor. We should all make the most out of life as she did while we still have time. She’ll always be loved and missed dearly. Downey

Jennifer Pennington

March 31, 2019

Winnie took care of me when Josh was deployed. We went to her church together every Sunday, and then we'd make sweet potatoes and salmon patties- she kept me company and treated me like family. That picture is how I remember her, and it's so good to see her like that again.