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Maxine Brown Pendley, age 83, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. She was the wife of the late Fred Lee Pendley and the daughter of the late Pinkney Brown and Mary Greer Brown of the Cranberry Community. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Lee Autrey; sisters: Iva Lee Pitman, Geraldine Gragg and Ileen Gragg; one brother, George Clayton Brown and a step-granddaughter, Michelle Dawn Stevens. Maxine was a lifelong member of Green Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and caring for her family.
Surviving are her sons: Randy Pendley and wife, Carol, of Spruce Pine and Phillip Pendley and wife, Barbara, of Burnsville; daughter, Lisa Autrey and husband, Ricky, of Marion; sisters: Nadine Ledford of Spruce Pine and Pauline Burleson of Avery County; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 16th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service. Rev. Jimmie Hicks and Rev. Ralph Perry will officiate. Burial will follow in the White's Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge at 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.