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Ben Frank Pendergrass

February 28, 1922 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 100)


Ben Frank Pendergrass, 100, of Hixson passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

Born in Birchwood, TN to the late Jesse and Martha Pendergrass, he was a graduate of Birchwood High School and McKenzie Business College.

Mr. Pendergrass retired from Western Union and was a 32degree Mason.

He was a member of Birchwood Baptist Church and previously of Chamberlain Memorial Baptist Church in Chattanooga where he had served as a choir director.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mantooth Pendergrass and 7 siblings.

He is survived by his two daughters, Linda Pendergrass Thomas, Hixson and Frankie Pendergrass Honeycutt, Murfreesboro;  six grandchildren, Jeff Whitfield, Nathan Whitfield, Benjamin (Bonnie) Whitfield, Jenny Whitfield (Armando) Castro, Kenneth Honeycutt, and Derrick Honeycutt; four great-grandchildren, Amon Whitfield, Luna Castro, Magnolia Whitfield, and Stella Castro.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 7th at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4413 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416

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The family will receive friends Sunday, August 7th from 1 -2 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.



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August 7, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Funeral Service
August 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN


Hospice of Chattanooga
4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga TN 37416
Tel: 1-423-892-4289

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