Bernice Pounds Whitman

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Funeral service for Mrs. Bernice Pounds Whitman, 90, will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs. The Rev. Larry McGathy, the Rev. Todd Borders and the Rev. Andrew Nunnelley will be officiating. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in Forestlawn Gardens. Mrs. Whitman went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Mrs. Whitman was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Bob Whitman; her parents, Spencer and Era Hart Pounds; one sister, Dura Pettyjohn and one brother, Nelson Pounds. She is survived by three daughters, Susan (Charlie) Brent, of Gulf Shores, Diane (John) Sammarco, of Orlando, Fla. and Suzanne (Kevan) Sanstead, of Anniston; one son, Garry (Barbara) Whitman, of Marietta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Cindy Rambo, Lisa McKissick, Jeff Webb, Todd Whitman, Keith Aultman, Allison Cherry, Jennifer Gosdin, Brian Wilkinson, Meghan Lampton and Austin Sanstead; 15 great- grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lyra Skinner, of Cleveland, Tenn.; one brother, L.D. Pounds of Tallapoosa, Ga. and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she considered her own. Pallbearers will be Todd Whitman, Keith Aultman, Jeff Webb, Grant McKissick, Henry Aultman, Dylan Lampton, Braeden Whitman and Austin Sanstead. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mrs. Whitman was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was a true Proverbs 31 woman. She was a devoted wife, a precious mother and a loving "Gran". Mrs. Whitman was a self-taught artist and her paintings are treasured by her family. Her family will forever remember her love of family and friends and her special knack for making each one feel like her favorite. Mrs. Whitman and her late husband owned and operated Whitman's House of Beauty in Anniston. She taught her children and grandchildren to be kind and compassionate and the many traits she instilled in her family will be cherished for generations. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to a . Online condolences may be made to the family: at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334
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620 Golden Springs Road
Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on May 19, 2015