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Oral Levon Pendergrass

Oral Levon Pendergrass, 91, of Athens, Alabama, died Sunday, July 11, 2021 at his home.

Oral served in the United States Army Air Force from 1946-1947, then became a business owner of convenient stores and gas stations, and also was a truck driver for transportation of other trucks.

He enjoyed mowing, gardening, running around with his buddies, and loved watching football games.

Preceding Oral in death were his parents, Willis and Stella Ferguson Pendergrass; daughter, Linda Smith; brothers, John and Ernest Pendergrass; sisters, Frances Cox and Wilma Quarles.

Oral will be dearly missed by his sons, Levon (Betty) Pendergrass, Ronnie Pendergrass; daughters, Mary (Don) Mize, Nancy (Terry) Blanco; sister-in-law, Bill Pendergrass; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Pendergrass Cemetery.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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