HENDERSON — Sam Andrew Pendergrass, 80, of N.C. 39, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at a local nursing home. Born in Warren County on Nov. 2, 1941, he was the son of the late May Byrd Currin Pendergrass and Raymond Pendergrass, and the widower of Judy Harris Pendergrass. He was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church, and enjoyed car racing and mechanic work.

Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 18, 2021, at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Ricky Easter in the chapel of J.M. White Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Island Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Pendergrass is survived by two sons, Ricky Lane Pendergrass and wife, Sandra, of Henderson and Clifton Dean Pendergrass and wife, Mary, of Oxford; three brothers, Raymond Pendergrass, Ronald Pendergrass and Frank Pendergrass, all of Henderson; four grandchildren, Curtis Pendergrass, Kevin Pendergrass, Krystle Garcia and Brittany Stancil; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Pendergrass.

The family will receive friends prior to the service today from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at J. M. White Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Ricky and Sandra Pendergrass, 5160 N.C. 39 North, Henderson, NC 27537.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Pendergrass, Jimmy Pendergrass, Steven Pendergrass, David Pendergrass, Thomas Stancil and Eduardo Garcia.

Online condolences may be made at www.jmwhitefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

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