Luther Everett Whitley

June 28, 1926 - June 20, 2013

06/28/1926 - 06/20/2013

Past Services

Saturday June 22, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunday June 23, 2013
2:00 pm
Harrellsville Baptist Church
East Main Street
Harrellsville, NC 27942

HARRELLSVILLE – Luther Everett Whitley, age 86, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Luther was born in Hertford County on June 28, 1926, a son of the late Charles Bennett Whitley and Emma Burden Whitley. He was an active member of the Harrellsville Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, superintendent and a deacon. Luther was a farmer and loved fishing.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughters, Carolyn Harrell and husband Donald of Aulander, NC, Joan Feldman of Louisa, VA, and Nell Whitley of Ahoskie, NC; grandchildren, Bill Harrell and wife Julie, Lynette Rivera, April Thompson and husband TJ, Robert Norfleet and Thomas Feldman; and 8 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Harrellsville Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Pond officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrellsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday night, June 22, 2013, from 7-8:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Harrellsville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Harrellsville, NC 27942, or to the American Cancer Society, 930 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

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Jean Tinkham
10 years ago

I have such fond memories of many family reunions at Uncle Luthers. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thomas Powell
10 years ago

Carolyn, Nell & Joan so sorry to hear of your Father passing. I know it will be a big void in each of your lives. Let me know if anything I or our church can do. Tommy

Tommy Matthews
10 years ago

Vivid memories of the Whitley home where we visited for the Easter egg hunts, including Luther who I remember as being very tall and quiet. I have included a couple of photographs I have from a visit a few years past. My sincerest condolences.

Thelma Hassell Vann
10 years ago

I am going to miss Mr. Whitley. He was a big part of growing up in the Harrellsville area. He was a very kind man. We have lost a faithful friend.

Tina Matthews Gardner
10 years ago

I remember Easters more than almost anything about going to Harrellsville when I was little. They were wonderful spent at the Whitley home. I grew up in Raleigh and I knew Uncle Luther as my grandmother’s younger brother (Idonia). I always thought his wife, Annie Ruth was very shy, but they both were very kind to us. Good memories!!

Henry & Helen Perry
10 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Betty Taylor Matthews
10 years ago

I am sorry to hear of Luther’s passing, though I know he is reuniting with his brothers and sisters in a joyous celebration in heaven. I know you will miss your father/grandfather/uncle but he is in a happy and peaceful place. You are all in my heart and prayers. Love, his niece, Betty (Jean) Taylor Matthews

Mary Sue and Harrell Bunch
10 years ago

We are thinking of you all with love, and holding you

close in our hearts.

Kendall Dilday
10 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Patricia {Cricket} Welch Hindmon
10 years ago

Wish we all could be there for you in your time of need. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.