Emerson “Red” Penland, age 72, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015. Mr. Penland retired from DeKalb Steel. He was survived by his wife of 40 years Patricia Sailors Penland; sons Jonathon W. Penland and wife Stephanie, Anthony Blaine Penland and Krista Waite; daughters Melinda Coffey and husband Phillip, Meloney Siriani; brothers Tex Penland and wife Judy, and Horace Penland; sisters Joan Bennett, Wanda Williamson, Martha Fowler, Judy Tidwell and husband Clinton and Mae Fielden; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Loyd and Ellen Penland; daughter Denise Sheppard and sister Jeanette Myers. A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Monday, July 27, 2015 at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1700 Azalea Drive, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043. Pastors Billy Crocker and Jerry Crocker will be officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the church or to the family. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.