Dear Tommy, Alisa, Kelly and Suzette, This is Ruth Starnes Whitley, Betty and Irby's 2nd born. We were so sad and shocked to hear of Anthea's passing. She is a big part of my fondest memories of childhood in Prospect. She was a great role model for Jane and me. She was beautiful - inside and out. She was so gracious and kind and never far from a burst of humor and warm laughter. Please know that you have been in our hearts and prayers since Rachel gave us this news. We love you all and would love to get in touch in the near future. Ruth and Gary Whitley and Jane and Bob Caldwell. Greer, SC
March13,2011 Dear Tom, Alisha, Kelly, Suzette. This is Ruth Starnes Whitley, Betty and Irby's 2nd born. We were so sad to hear of Anthea's passing. All of you are such a special part of some of my happiest memories from childhood. I'll always remember being in awe of Anthea's beauty - inside and out. She was an excellent roll model for Jane and me - so gracious, so kind, so ladylike but never far from a burst of humor and her sweet laughter. Please know that we have had you in our hearts and prayers ever since we learned of her passing. Thank you for this opportunity to get in touch. We love you all and would love to get caught up some time in the near future.
Aldridge family, I am very sorry for your loss. Anthea was such a sweet lady. She crocheted a blanket and hat for my daughter that always makes me think of her. You are all in my prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that losing some one you love is hard to go through. Times like these it is so important to go to God for comfort because he can gives us just the comfort we need to get through this troubled time. He promises us that if you draw close to him in prayer
WE are sorry for your loss and that we could not come down from Wilkesboro. I talked with doctor on Sat. and he advised against the trip. You and family are in our prayers. Aaron & Kay Smith
My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Anthea was a kind and gentle woman, quick to laugh and welcome you as a friend. She was also a strong and determined lady who took great pride and joy in her family. I will remember her sense of humor, her welcoming hug and her endearing smile. You both made long hours at the shows so much fun. Thank you for sharing this wonderful woman with us.
We were so sadden to read of your lose. Anthea was a wonderful person and you have many good memories. Hold on to those in the days to come. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.
Harold and Leda Belk
Salisbury, N. C.
My heart is broken because I can't be there with you. Anthea was a DELIGHT to know and love. Thank you, Kelly, for geting in touch with DAve--we will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.
Tommy and family,
We have you in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember how much Anthea loved singing songs of praise at church and that beautiful smile.
Tommy and Family,
I will see you and support you in the following days as we pay tribute to Anthea's most wonderful life. I have so enjoyed being part of your family in the recent past. She was the kind of person that made me feel good every time I saw her. She also made me think of my mother and how wonderful that generation of pepole are. Thank you so much for being who you are.
Tommy,Kelly,Alisa and family,
So very sorry for your sudden loss. We didn't get to see her often, but loved her sweet spirit and happy demeanor. She was a lovely lady. Please know you are and have been in our prayers.
Alisa, Tim, Kelly, Debbie and Kids. Sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you in this difficult times. Love Dale, Jennifer, Jordan Lindsay
Paul and I are very sorrow for your loss.May God give you and your family strenght .
Debbie , Kelly and Kids ,
I am so sorry for you loss . I just wanted to let you know that we are praying and thinking of you all during this difficult time. Love , Becky Gentry Timbs And Katie and Bill and Phyllis Icenhour
Tommy and family, I love you all.
Mallory, you are so special to me. your sweet smile and nature.
Daniel summed it up for me. He said, "Mom I will always feel Anthea's energy when I think of her.
God bless you all.
Tommy and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I have great memories of visiting with your family when I visited my grandmother as a young girl.
Robin Cuthbertson Hightower
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. We will cherish the good memories we have from our good times together at the Highlands Festval. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeff and Connie Grizzle
Tommy and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. We will always remember the good times, her friendship and her smiles...