Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Howell Pendergrass


08/11/1931 - 01/18/2018


Howell Pendergrass, age 86 of Marble, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at University of Tennessee Hospital.

Howell was a son of the late John and Alice Nix Pendergrass. He was of the Baptist faith. Howell was preceded in death by five brothers, four sisters and two grandsons, Charles and Michael Reese.

Surviving are his daughters, Donna Pendergrass, Martha VanBuskirk and husband George, Paula Kim Cheever and husband Kevin and Tammy Reese; sons, Gene Pendergrass and wife April, Johnny Pendergrass and wife Penny and Lynn Pendergrass; sister, Nina Young; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. Rev. Ralph Barnard will officiate. Burial will be in Tomotla Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul, Matthew, John, Jr and Steve Pendergrass, Jason Reese and Ian VanBuskirk. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick and Adam Pendergrass and Nathaniel VanBuskirk.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 PM, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews.

Towson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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