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Jewell Lee Pendergraft
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Obituary for Jewell Lee Pendergraft

Mrs. Jewell Lee Pendergraft, age 92, of Rockmart passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at her residence following several years of declining health.

She was born in Taylorsville, GA on February 13, 1926, a daughter of the late Willard Deems and Annie Mae Cochran Deems. Mrs. Pendergraft had lived the greater part of her life in Rockmart, was of the Baptist faith and retired from the Cobb County School System where she worked as a school bus driver. She loved working in the yard with her flowers.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack on April 26, 1971; by a sister, Agnes Bowers and by brothers: Raiford, Coy, Floyd and Ravon Deems.

Survivors include two daughters: Khris Shanks and husband Mike, Rockmart and Angie White and husband Tom Moody, Kennesaw; grandson, Andrew White, Alpharetta; three sisters: Iva Joyce Bowman, Sara Moates and Onita Lindsey; three brothers: Alton Deems, Fain Deems and Michael "Mac" Deems; a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Larry Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Rockmart Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will include: Frank Chastain, Will Chastain, Barry Jackson, Danny Holland, Lynn Deems and Lee Deems.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 pm until the service hour at the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home.

The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Jewell Lee Pendergraft.


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