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Our town has lost a great asset. Mayfield Pennington loved to help our kids, he helped many.

Mayfield, may you rest easy and get the rewards you deserved in that ring on the other side. Thank you for all you did for our kids.
chill girl

Elkhorn City, KY

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Feb 12, 2013
 

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i hate to hear about a good man and local leader who didnt have to return to this area
but did so to give other young men a chance
Champ

Pikeville, KY

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Feb 12, 2013
 

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Mayfield Yes you were and you are, and always will be for the great deeds you have done for this town
Champ

Pikeville, KY

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Feb 12, 2013
 

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YOU ARE THE CHAMP
old friend

Pikeville, KY

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Feb 13, 2013
 

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Did Mayfield pass?I havent heard anything about it.What happened to him?
Mamma

Williamston, SC

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Mayfield Pennington.....everything a man should be and a might man of god.... We love you mayfield and will miss you everyday. But as you taught us WE WILL GET BACK UP AND KEEP THE FIGHT GOING
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Williamston, SC

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Feb 13, 2013
 

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You made it mayfield to the place you fought hard to get to ...........HEAVEN you will be missed but NEVER forgotten YOU CHANGED MY LIFE and many other lives to now that's a legacy to leave behind
Mother of fighter

Williamston, SC

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Mayfield was like a father to my son, he taught him how to be a man of Integrity and how to not be a quitter thank you god for the gift of mayfield for our sons please raise up someone to carry on his dream and vision
GOP

Charleston, WV

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I'm impressed with the man, Mayfield, and didn't ever meet him. He must have been what this area needs desperately. I loved boxing when I was younger.
His kind of man probably walked with the charisma and air of one who knew where he was going. I also feel a loss for his friends, family and the entire community.
The boxing profession has raised many young men from the depths of depression and hopelessness. His mentoring was priceless. Why do the truely good ones go away so young?
..R.I.P. Mayfield Pennington.
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Williamston, SC

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My heart is broken. How do you ever stop missing a friend like mayfield pennington? I'm sure gonna miss your smile old friend and I'm gonna miss you saying "god is good " all the time
Sam

Pikeville, KY

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I like many others knew what a good man mayfield was, I seen him open his doors to complete strangers, give them a key to his gym or a place to stay and food to eat if they needed it. If people could not afford to train he wouldn't turn them away, or if someone just needed advice he would sit down and talk with them. Truly a great person that will be missed by many.
chill girl

Elkhorn City, KY

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i was in court one day with a friend when he came in over a young man who had caused problems at his gym
he told the judge that he just wanted to make sure the young man didnt go to jail but that he wanted to see to it that the young man got some help or anger management or something to help him
he told the judge he just didnt want the man around his gym causing trouble for the ones who were in there to work hard and stay out of trouble.
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Elkhorn City, KY

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Breaks my heart that Mayfield has passed. A man who truly cared for others. A man who had seen and been discriminated in this town in his youth. He rose above all that & still came back to help. When I met him for the 1st time he had just opened his gym. He invited me in, my child & I. Told me about his mission. To help get the youth off of drugs, off the streets. Give them hope & something positive. Later I found Mayfield to be a mentor. He gave me some good advice & friendship, when not many others cared. God's garden is very busy right now, cause that man had spirit. RIP my friend.
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Rest In Peace.... Mayfield....
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without a doubt we lost a beloved icon in our community a sad day indeed for pikeville.
Never Knew the Man

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but it is obvious he was loved and respected in his own time and in his community! A fitting epitaph to a home town hero, am saddened at the knews of his death but heartened by the glowing tribute he has received here!

Rest in Peace Champ!
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Pikeville, KY

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Heartbreaking! How I wish this wasn't true. My son was riduculed at school and called a skank daily. My son is just a lil awkward. Mayfield took him and built his esteem so high. Mayfield listened to him cry and would put his arms around my son and tell him he was a strong kid and he wasn't going to let anyone get him down.

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Feb 14, 2013
 

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Very sad
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Mayfield I never knew you but from what I've heard about you after your passing our communities could all use more people like you.May you R.I.P.
Sabrina Gibson

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Mayfield was a wonderful man and cared for others so much! No matter what tragedy was going on with him or yourself he was always thankful to God and reminded everyone daily that "God is Good"! Rest In Peace my dear dear friend! You are loved and missed dearly!

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