Cleo Pendergrass


Cleo Pendergrass, 91, of Sale Creek, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home.She was born Oct. 7, 1921 in Putnam County, Tenn., to the late Johnson Asberry and Emma Dale Perry Hyder. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Foster Pendergrass; brothers, Hooper Hyder, Paul Hyder and Doyle Hyder; and sister, Willie Swallows.A resident of Sale Creek most of her life, she was a graduate of Sale Creek High School and had been employed as a teachers aide with the Hamilton County School System. She attended Sale Creek Independent Presbyterian Church.Cleo is survived by her son Donnie Pendergrass, of Arlington, Texas, her daughter, Peggy (Len) Mackney, of Murfreesboro; brother, Leo Hyder, of Columbus, Mich.; grandson, Len (Missy) Mackney Jr., of Smyrna; two great-granddaughters, Brittany (John) Kluver and Elizabeth Mackney; and three great-grandsons, Brett Kluver and John Kluver and Baby Boy Kluver, all of Smyrna.Funeral services for Cleo will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Phil Evaul officiating.She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Welch-Rogers Cemetery in Sale Creek.Please share your memories of Cleo on her on-line guest register at family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive friends after 5 p.m. today.

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