Mrs. Shirley Ann Stalls Whitehurst

Published 12:25 am Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mrs. Shirley Ann Stalls Whitehurst, age 76, a resident of Joe Mobley Rd., Williamston, N.C. passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Macedonia Christian Church Family Life Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 29, 2011 at Macedonia Christian Church at 11 a.m., officiated by Greg Sexton and Dolan Baker.  Special music will be provided by Mary Lane Baker. Burial will follow at Tice Cemetery. Bob Lee Perry, Carroll Whitehurst, Rusty Roberson, Jimmy Ward, Bobby Johnson and Billy Holliday will serve as pallbearers.

Shirley Ann Stalls Whitehurst

Mrs. Whitehurst was born on December 29, 1934 in Martin County, daughter of the late Jonah Lanier Stalls and Charlie Esther Hodges Stalls. She graduated from Bear Grass High School. Mrs. Whitehurst married Mr. Leonard Earl Whitehurst Sr. on October 15, 1955, who survives. They lived in Washington from 1958 to 1974, where they owned and operated Washington Locker Plant. Since 1974, Mrs. Whitehurst lived in Martin County and was employed by Macedonia Christian Church, where she served as secretary and bookkeeper.

Along with her husband, she is survived by one son, Leonard “Lynn” Earl Whitehurst, Jr. and wife, Judy Cratt Whitehurst of Williamston; a daughter, Mary Anna W. Moseley and husband, Greg Moseley of Williamston; two sisters, Jean Stalls Mobley of Williamston and Janice Stalls Provo of Williamsburg, VA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123 or the Bear Grass Fire Department, 7890 Bear Grass Rd., Williamston, NC  27892.

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Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 US Hwy 264 E, Washington, NC, (252) 975-4500, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Whitehurst family.