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Josie Pendleton dies in Missouri

Former Letcher County resident Josie Calton Ratliff Pendleton, 75, died May 3 at her home in Cabool, Mo.

Born at Linefork to the late Denver and Myrtle Calton Cornett, she was a sister of the late Bronson Calton, Emma Jean Halcomb and Oxie Amburgey.

Though the mountain way of life stayed with her throughout her life, she had made her home in Cabool, Mo., for the last 33 years. She enjoyed reading, canning, and growing flowers.

Surviving are two daughters,

Glenda Faye Gibson of Isom, and Judy Coe of Neon; three sons, Donald Reed Pendleton of Cabool, Mo., and Roger Lynn Pendleton and Terry Wayne Pendleton, both of Morganton, N.C.; a sister, Eveda Calton of Houston, Mo.; special niece, Daisy Manning of Lebanon, Mo.; two brothers, Estill Calton of El Paso, Tex., and Irvin Gail Ingram of Linefork; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Private memorial services were held in Boone, N.C.

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