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Graham Davis Pendergrass

July 7, 1929 ~ December 12, 2017 (age 88)


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Mr. Graham Davis Pendergrass, age 88, of Marion, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, less than two weeks after the loss of his beloved wife of 66 years, Clara Chapman Pendergrass.  Now, though saddened by their loss, his family finds joy in the knowledge that Graham and Clara are reunited in Heaven, never to separate again.  A son of the late James and Martha Davis Pendergrass, he was born in Marion on July 7, 1929. 

 

Mr. Pendergrass lived and worked in Kingsport, TN as a conductor for Clinchfield Railroad from 1952 until 1990.  Following retirement, he and Clara returned to Marion where they were active in church, the McDowell Senior Center and the Marion Civitan Club. 

 

Graham was a long-time active member of Cross Memorial Baptist Church and exemplified Christian living through the manner in which he lived his life.  He loved his family deeply and showed by example in the way he loved Clara and his children.  All who knew and loved this dear man will miss him greatly. 

 

Graham leaves behind three children, Dan Brown of Ashford, Philip Pendergrass and wife Vicki of Chesapeake City, MD, and Patricia Davis and husband Lonnie of Bluff City, TN; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

A service of remembrance and celebration of his life will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Cross Memorial Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside Clara.  Pallbearers will be Jason and Jake Peek, Patrick and Graham Brown, Steve Pendergrass and Blake DePoyster.  Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice of McDowell at 575 Airport Road, Marion, NC  28752.  The family wishes to express deep appreciation to Talina Holloway, Willa Gibbs and the entire staff of CarePartners Hospice for the loving care given to Graham during his final days.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
December 15, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cross Memorial Baptist Church
15 Cross Memorial Baptist Church Loop
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Funeral Service
Friday
December 15, 2017

12:00 PM
Cross Memorial Baptist Church
15 Cross Memorial Baptist Church Loop
Marion, North Carolina 28752


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