Larry Pennington, age 57, passed away on October 26, 2003. Larry Pennington was diagnosed with "Lou Gehrig's Disease" in March, 2002. This disease is known as ALS, Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  Larry had played with Big Country Bluegrass for 16 years and is well known in our area for his traditional bluegrass banjo playing and his vocal work as well.