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Sally Fender

April 3, 1931 — August 19, 2023

Sally Claudette Peck Fender



She was as Southern as the glass of sweet tea she invariably offered her guests. She could be as sweet as her nickname “Honey” implied, or a stronger, more aromatic brew made more colorful by a long steep in the complexities of life.


Sally Claudette Peck Fender was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 03, 1931 to Percy Ward Peck Sr. and Sally Arnette Ellis Peck. She and her twin sister Arnette followed five brothers. She was a post-war bride, having met and married Naval Veteran David V. Fender of Valdosta, GA. She and Bebe, as everyone called David, raised a family of three boys and two girls on East Park Avenue in Valdosta.


Her inner artistry was evident in the master pieces she created; beautiful gardens, mouth-watering meals, bespoke clothing and crafts. Everything had to be “just so.” She loved bridge, shallow eddies at Fernandina Beach, their condo at Daytona Beach (built by her developer brother Ed Peck), her precious Bebe, and of course her five children and their children.


Honey passed peacefully in her sleep at her home in Valdosta on August 19, 2023, following a long illness.


She was preceded in death by her parents; all five brothers Percy Ward Peck Jr., Edwin Wyatt Peck Sr., William Aiken Peck, Louis Clais Peck, and Herbert Brunow Peck; her husband Bebe Fender, son David V. Fender Jr., and daughter Casandra “Sandy” Ellis Lowery.


Honey is survived by her twin sister Arnette King of Aiken, South Carolina, her daughter Sally Bremah Eye, sons Henry Rhodes Fender (Margaret) and Peter Peck Fender (Deborah), and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even a few great-great-grandchildren.


The family would like to express appreciation to Hospice of SGMC and to Mary Davis for the care given to Honey in her final weeks.


A private graveside service Was held at Sunset Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Salvation Army USA Southern Territory, 1424 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA. 30329. Online condolences to the family may be conveyed at www.mclanecares.com


Carson McLane Funeral Home



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