Howell Pendergrass

    Howell Pendergrass, 86, of Marble, passed away Thursday, Jan. 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 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. The Rev. Ralph Barnard will officiate. Burial will be in Tomotla Baptist Church 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 noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews.
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