FRANKLINTON - Mary Helen Ross Pendleton, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 28) at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1245 Mount Olivet Church Rd., Franklinton, with the Rev. Carl E. Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.

She was born in Granville County to the late Johnny and Minnie Ross.

Surviving: daughter, Daphine P. Preddy (Buddy) of Franklinton; very special friend, Claxton Keith of Franklinton; sisters, Annie Cooley of Durham and Elaine Smith of Franklinton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Morris Pendleton, and her son, Ernest Leroy Pendleton.

Arrangements handled by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel.

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