2010-02-04 / Obituaries


Rosetta “Hives” Pendleton, 84, of Whatley died Jan. 22, 2010.

She was born Oct. 15, 1925 to the late Sadie Packer Fail and the late Tommie Hives. She confessed Christ at an early age. She was baptized and served as a faithful member of the AOH Church of God of Whatley until her health failed. She was very devoted to her quality time in prayer, scripture, song, church, family and friends.

Survivors include five sons, Edward Pendleton, Toledo, OH, Tommie (Barbara) Pendleton, Bobby and Alfred Pendleton, Whatley, Wilmar (Ann) Johns, Whatley; six daughters, Martha Hunt, Shann (Alvin) Taylor, all of Whatley, Janice Bills, Thelma Pendleton, Toledo, OH, Lois (Rev. Floyd) Dailey, Beatrice, Dorothy Mae Pendleton, Bronx, N.Y.; four stepchildren; one brother, John (Jo Ann) Fail, Toledo, OH; one aunt, Leona Packer, Whatley; 12 sisters in-law, two devoted, Eunice Rodgers and Bertha Ezell; seven brothers-in-law, one devoted, Robert (Irene) Hill; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two close nephews-in-law, Felton Harris and Henry Horn; one daughter-in-law, Karen Johns, Fulton and a devoted granddaughter, Tasha Pendleton; one devoted great-granddaughter, Cirea Pendleton; a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Eula Mae Baker, Charlie Mae Chaney, Martha Irene Savage, Carrie Lee Kidd and Gertrude Herron; two sons, Michael Pendleton, Jackie D. Johns, her husband, Truman Pendleton.

The service was Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Whatley with Rev. Fernell Pendleton officating. Burial was in the Whatley AOH Church of God Cemetery. Thomasville Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Flower bearers were family and friends. (2-1tp)

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