Penny Louise Gantt

April 4, 1975November 5, 2014

Penny Louise Gantt

WEST COLUMBIA – Beginning in 2008, Penny waged a fierce and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. That battle ended on Wednesday, November 5th when she went home to be with her Heavenly Father. She will be celebrating her much-anticipated 40th birthday in Heaven on April 4th, 2015. Funeral Services are set for Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel, 820 W. Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC 29170. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. All during her many treatments and various procedures, she continued her work as a Property Manager with Allegiance Realty. Her mantra with her physicians was "keep pumping water, I can keep treading." Her positive outlook and tremendous strength inspired all those exposed to her both personally and professionally. She is survived by her loving mother, Kathryn Gantt; her brother, L. Beaury Gantt both of Gaston, SC, and her father, Beaury E. Gantt of Florence, SC. She is also survived by aunts Betty Jo Winn (John) of West Columbia, Kay Freeman of Chappells, along with her uncles Andy Freeman (Judy) of St. Matthews, Richard Freeman of Lexington, and Archie T. Gantt (Barbara) of Simpsonville. She was also blessed with cousins with whom she has close relationships. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Louise Freeman of Cayce; her paternal grandparents, Archie and Agnes Gantt; aunts, Harriet (Buddy) Jeffers and Iian (Lloyd) Nelson, of Lugoff, SC, and her uncle, James Freeman of Chappells, SC. Penny will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. We look forward to that day when we will see her again.


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, November 7, 2014


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Dodie Teasley

November 7, 2019

You are certainly missed by so many family members and friends. I know you are watching over all of us. You are so LOVED!!! <3

Robert Britts

January 10, 2015

While I did not personally know Penny Gantt, she was a friend of my neighbor and new friend Jamie Smith. The Gantt family has my sincere condolences in the loss of their daughter and sister. Bob Britts, Lexington SC

Tamara Miles

November 29, 2014

I just learned that Penny passed away. I will always remember her strong spirit and miss her wonderful laugh. Love to everyone.

Gardenia Logan

November 10, 2014

My dearest friend Kathryn, I am so very sorry and heartbroken to know that Penny lost her hard fought battle with breast cancer! I can't find the words to tell you how much I loved and cared about her. She was a wonderful person and a great friend! Her memory will live on forever in my heart. God bless and keep your family now and always.

Karen Duff

November 9, 2014

I used to work with Penny at ARC. She was such a nice person. I enjoyed working with her and knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

Paula Melton

November 8, 2014

Mama Gantt & Beaury - If love could have saved anyone Penny would definitely be here with us forever. You were her concern throughout her illness, never herself. In six short years she became one of my dearest friends, almost sister-like and I am forever changed. Her fight and decision to really get out and live even when she felt poorly served as an inspiration for all of her friends. She was beautiful, independent, candid and always FUN! Penny will live on in each of us forever. You are on my mind in my prayers and I am here for you. Hugs.

Pammy Taber

November 7, 2014

I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that you & your family will remain in our many thoughts & prayers. My wish for you is that when you see something or hear something that reminds you of Penny, your heart will fill with joy. May the good times & happy memories of her, help you to get through this difficult time. God Is Always Good!

luther fowler

November 7, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I am grateful to have had the chance to know Penny and the good times she had with my daughter. She will be missed by everyone. May God bless you all.

Aaron Valentine

November 7, 2014

You are and will always be a positive person. Leaving a legacy of fight - determination and a relentless motivation to inspire.
You will be missed -

Alicia Clawson

November 7, 2014

My heart is heavy with grief and sorrow with the loss of Penny -- for her mother, brother and family. Every time I saw her, she greeted me with a smile and always asked how I was doing -- even when I know she was sick and feeling bad. She focused her sights on this battle, but she did not let it stop her. She is a true hero and the real face of the fight for a cure, not just treatment, of this deadly disease that has taken far too many women before their time. I know that God welcomed this Angel with open and loving arms. She can rest in peace with Mammy and Jana. Penny, you will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved you.


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