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Whitfield Evans Mallory, born May 10, 1930, in Windsor, North Carolina passed peacefully on February 24, 2013.
Whit is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, the former Eleanor Emmart, son James Brantley Mallory (Carolyn), daughter Nancy Lynn Mallory, grandchildren Nathaniel James, Ryan Brantley, and Kevin Scott Mallory, Julia Rose and William Steven Blank, and sister Pat Wood, sister-in-law Matina Mallory, and brothers-in-law Clyde William Emmart and J.D. Emmart. He was predeceased by son Steven Whitfield, parents James Brantley and Bessie Whitfield Mallory, and siblings James Brantley Mallory (infant), Cecil Benjamin Edwards (infant), Hazel Edwards Leicester, Ellis Edwards, Harry Brantley Mallory, Earl Edwards, and Susie Edwards White.
Whit retired in 1991 as managing partner of Thomas Havey & Co. in Washington, and he and Eleanor retired to Skidaway Island in Savannah, Georgia, in July, 1992.
Whit poured his passion into his life's work with Civitan International, working tirelessly as a volunteer from 1968-2013 for the benefit of mentally and physically challenged children and received the Civitan International Honor Key and the Chesapeake District Civitan Lifetime Achievement Award.
A memorial service will be held at Skidaway Island UMC on Friday March 1, at 11 a.m., arrangements are by Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, and remembrances can be entered at www.foxandweeks.com. Inurnment will be at a later date at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Silver Spring, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Foundation for Mentally Retarded Children, c/o Douglas Potter, 401 Washington Ave., Suite 402, Baltimore, MD 21204

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 27, 2013