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Mattie  Poe Pendergrass
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Obituary for Mattie Poe Pendergrass

DURHAM: Mattie Poe Pendergrass, 91, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. She was born in Apex, NC to the late William Ben Poe and Glada Booker Poe. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by husband of 62 years, James Alfred Pendergrass; son, Steve Pendergrass; sister, Louise Poe Pate; and brothers, William Poe, Thomas Poe.

Ms. Pendergrass was raised in New Hill, NC and lived in Durham for most of her life until she relocated to Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Roxboro. She retired from Liggett Myers Tobacco Company with over 40 years of service. She was a member of Cheek Heights Baptist Church.

Ms. Pendergrass is survived by her son, Keith Poe Pendergrass of Timberlake; sisters, Ruth Poe Womble of Carborro, Bonnie Poe Mann of Raleigh; grandchildren, Tammy Taylor (Mike), Jamie Pendergrass, Stephanie Coons (Dwight); great-grandchildren, Chad Vaughn (Kiara), Kaylee Pendergrass, Kaleb Pendergrass, Kaysen Jerome, Tristan Cash, Tyra Coons, Taryn Coons; and great-great grandchildren, Kylie Vaughn.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm on Monday, July 24 at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, July 25 at Clements Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

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2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Oak Grove Memorial Gardens

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, North Carolina 27704


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