Janette "Jan" Wayne Whitmire, age 74, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Stacey Phillips and the Rev. Clark Stubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Whitmire was born June 27, 1939, in Flowery Branch, Ga., to the late Jewell Wayne and Eula Davidson Jones Wayne. She was a 1957 graduate of Gainesville High School, attended IBM School and took classes in computer programming at Lanier Tech. Janette retired from Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a payroll clerk and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was a member of Joy Sunday School Class at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, was an Eastern Star and member of Lanier Shrinettes. Janette was an avid bowler for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Jimmie Gibbs and Dorothy Workman; her brothers, Gene Jones, the Rev. Sam Jones, Bill Jones and J.W. Wayne; her brother-in-law, James Whitmire; and her nephew, Art Jetton.
Mrs. Whitmire is survived by her husband of 54 years, Wayne Whitmire, of Gainesville; daughter, Cindy Whitmire of Gainesville; brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Linda Wayne of Tiger, Ga.; sister, Bobbie Ledford of Gainesville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jeanette and John Kesler of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Gloria Whitmire of Gainesville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 3650 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, or Eagle Ranch, 5500 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.