Bobby C. “Bobbo” Pernell, 77, formerly of Raleigh, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 23, 2019. He was a native of Vance County, NC born to the late John Robert and Annie Leigh Cottrell Pernell. Bobby was also preceded in death by his brother, James Henry Pernell.  

Mr. Pernell was owner and operator of Littleton’s Lake Country Jewelry and Pawn. He was a member of Gardner’s Baptist Church, volunteered at the Warren County Habitat for Humanity and was a member of the Lake Gaston Computer Club.  

Rev. Blake Jackson will conduct services at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 2nd at Gardner's Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife, Effie Smith Pernell; his son, Christopher Warren Pernell and girlfriend, Kelley; his daughter, Paige Pernell Klas and husband, Peter, all of Raleigh; his grandchildren, Richard Colin Pernell, Sarah Katherine Pernell, Peter Gerard Klas, Peter Caleb Klas, Gabriel Joseph Klas, Liam Jordan Klas; and his sister, Peggy Pernell Riddle. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that any memorials be directed to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital or to Hillsdale College. 

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Monday from 10-11:00 AM at the church. Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton. Online condolences may be made at