irene penix luck

Irene Penix Luck was born March 26, 1912 in Claiburn Parish, Louisiana and died December 31, 2013 in Nashville, Arkansas at the age of 101. Her parents were Patrick Cleveland Penix and Minnie Mae Sanders. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frederick H. Luck, five sisters and two brothers. Irene was an athlete in high school and attended business school in Jackson, Mississippi while living with her uncle, a judge, and his wife. In 1950 Fred and Irene moved to Nashville and opened Luck's Seed and Garden Center where they worked until retirement in 1975. She later worked at Mine Creek Jewelry Store for several years. Irene was a charter member of the Terra Firma Garden Club and spent many years working to help beautify Nashville. She attended the First Baptist Church and served on several committees. She loved to work in her yard and to travel. Irene is survived by her son, Mike Luck and wife Juanita of Oveida, Florida, daughter Pat Bolt and husband Marvin of Dallas, Texas, grandchildren Dinah Luck of Brooklyn, New York, Patrick Luck and wife Laura of Columbus, Georgia, and great granddaughter Elizabeth Gail Luck of Columbus, Georgia. Funeral will be under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church. A visitation with the family will be at 1 p.m. at the church before the funeral. You may send an online sympathy message to

Published January 7, 2014

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