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Alberta Beverly Witten


1921 - 2015 Notice Condolences
Alberta Beverly Witten Notice


Alberta Beverly Witten, 94, of Baltimore died on Thursday, December 10th 2015. She was born August 26, 1921 in Albemarle County Virginia. She was the daughter of Martha Harriette White and James Wilkerson McKinzie Witten. She was the 11th of their 12 children and was always known to her family as "Dimpy". She lived in the family home, Hatton Grange on the James River in Albemarle County, until the family moved to Culpeper VA in 1937. She graduated from Culpeper High School in 1939 and then went on to attend Madison College in Harrisonburg, VA. In 1953, she moved to Baltimore; for most of her years there, she worked as a claims examiner at the Social Security Administration, from which she retired in 1986. She was preceded in death by her five brothers, Robert Augustus ("Gus"), Ebb Howard, Joseph Walter ("Jack"), James Wilkerson McKinzie Witten, Jr ("Jay") and Henry Calvert Witten. She was also predeceased by her six sisters, Virginia Eleanor ("Virgie"), Ethel Mozelle, Lucy Stras, Susan Katherine ("Kay"), Martha Louise and Mary Jessie Gelston ("Marie"). She is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Lou Marshall Witten of Fredericksburg, VA, as well as two nephews and seven nieces. She was a member of the Carter Braxton Chapter of the Maryland DAR for many years and was also a very active member of the Towson United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 2:30 pm at Fairview Cemetery in Culpeper, VA. Officiating will be the Reverend Randy Orndorff of the Culpeper United Methodist Church. Donations in her memory can be made to either the Dr Jack Walter Witten Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of the Virginias at PO Box 4127, Bluefield, WV 24701 or the Historic Crab Apple Orchard Museum (which houses the Witten Fort and the "Doc" Witten cabin) at 3663 Crab Orchard Rd, Tazewell, VA 24651.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Dec. 13, 2015
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