Eli Whitney

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Memorial Services for Mr. Cecil Eugene "Eli" Whitney, 87, of North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest March 5, 2017, will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock in the Posey Funeral Chapel. Dr. Gary C. Redding officiating. Veterans Honors will be rendered by the US Air Force.

Mr. Whitney was a native of Seth, West Virginia, having made North Augusta his home for the past 63 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a member of The American Legion Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Post #71. Mr. Whitney retired from the E.I. DuPont Company and Westinghouse at the Savannah River Site with 47 years of service. He was the father of the late Janet Whitney Bearden.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, June Whitney; 2 daughters and their husbands, Rebecca and Marc Wetherhorn, Lyndhurst, VA and Gina and Tim Martin, Huger, SC; four grandchildren, Chad Whitney Bearden, Heather Kight, Jennifer Stripling and Robin Wetherhorn; three great grandchildren; a sister, Georgia Kelley, Hurricane, WV.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , 106 SRP Drive, Suite A, Evans, GA 30809 or St. Joseph's Hospice, 1220 George C. Walton Drive, Augusta, GA 30909.

Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry at www.poseycares.com

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 8, 2017
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