Estelle Bailey Whatley

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Funeral service for Estelle Bailey Whatley, 87, of Oxford will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Starling and the Rev. Darrell Paulk officiating. Burial will follow in Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Mrs. Whatley passed away on Sunday after a short illness. Survivors include her children, Deborah Lowry (Ron), of Anniston and Mike Whatley (Sandra), of Oxford; her grandchildren, Ryan Whatley (Cassondra), of Heflin, Jake Whatley (Lauren), of Oxford, Leigh Lowry, of San Francisco, Calif. and Rhonda Lowry, of Chicago, Ill; great-grandchildren, Alesandra Croker, Eres Croker, Imojen Whatley, Olivia Collins, Emerson Whatley and Jagger Wells; sister, Mildred Johnson of Jacksonville and sisters-in-law, Lillie Bailey, of Oxford and Ruth Baileym, of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Whatley; parents, T. E. and Amelia Bailey; brothers, Thomas Bailey, Victor Bailey and Marlon Bailey; sisters, Katherine Thomas and Myrtice Johnson. Mrs. Whatley was born in Randolph County, Alabama on October 22, 1927. She was a treasured mother, grandmother and dedicated sister. She found her greatest joy in helping others and had a true servant's heart. Her family was the center of her life and she never tired of caring for and supporting them. She opened her heart to all she encountered and was lovingly called "Grandmother" by many. She was a dedicated member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Oxford for over 50 years and was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class. She retired from the Alabama Power Company after 30 years as a customer service representative. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to CAMP Smile-A-Mile for Childhood Cancer Patients P. O. Box 550155, Birmingham, AL 35255 or Lakeview Baptist Church Van Fund, P. O. Box 3281, Oxford,AL 36201. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Hwy 431 N Anniston, Alabama 36206 256-820-0024
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 17, 2015