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Obituary - Penny Crittenden Kozee
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Penny Crittenden Kozee
Penny Crittenden Kozee was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, on June 10, 1954, and died on November 11, 2019, in Macon, Georgia.
    She is the daughter of Dr. Charlotte Clements Crittenden and James Leon Crittenden. She has a sister, Cheryl Anderson Crittenden; and two brothers, Charles and Jim Crittenden.
    Penny grew up in Statesboro, graduated from Statesboro High School in 1972 and enrolled in Georgia Southern College (University), earning a degree in physical education.
    She was active in high school and college sports, especially basketball, softball and swimming. At Georgia Southern, she was a member of the Lady Eagles Basketball team for several years. She also entered swim meets and earned medals. She excelled in high diving.
    While in college, she met John Kozee and they were married shortly thereafter. The simple beautiful wedding was at Statesboro Middleground Primitive Baptist Church. The well-known Emma Kelley was the pianist.
    Penny and John made their home in Macon, Georgia.
    They have five children, Jeffrey Paul Kozee, Samuel James Kozee, Polly Ruth Kozee, Lori Kozee Bryson and Leah Marie Youngblood. They also have five grandchildren, Leanna and Luke Bryson, Grace and Lily Kozee and Miles Youngblood.
    Penny was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia, where she served many years in the nursery and children's ministries.
    The funeral service was held at Liberty United Methodist Church on November 15, 2019, with the Reverend Wayne Anthony officiating. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery.
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Statesboro Herald, November 23, 2019
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