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Esther Pennington Robinson

Esther Pennington Robinson, 92, died peacefully at home on August 24, 2009. She was the last surviving child of Rufus Pennington, builder of the M & B Railroad and Blountstown Manufacturing. Esther lived in Blountstown for a brief time in her early years then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she enjoyed a life-long career as a real estate broker. She was the first woman president of the DeKalb Board of Realtors in 1970. In 1980, she was the recipient of the Georgia Association of Realtors “President’s Special Merit Award” for outstanding service to the real estate profession and the association. She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She is survived by her daughter, Lea Robinson; granddaughter, Monica Thomas; grandson, Kirk Thomas; niece, Alice Nelle Leonard, of Blountstown, along with many other loving family members and friends. The funeral service was held in the chapel of A. S. Turner & Sons at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 27. Interment was at Westview Cemetery.

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