Alla Rae (Whitley) Foreman

Published 7:04 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mrs. Alla Rae (Whitley) Foreman, age 92, a lifelong resident of the Five Points Community, Washington, received her celestial release from this earth Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Hendersonville, where she resided for the past year.

She requested that the celebration of her life be only a graveside service, and those wishes will be honored on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the family plot.

She was born in Beaufort County Sept. 7, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Chester and Mildred (Woolard) Whitley of Washington. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dallas Gray Foreman Sr.; four sisters, Anna Laura Metzer, Dorothy Scott, Chesta Lou Bowen, and Alma Dean (Jewel) Brickhouse. She is survived by her three children: two daughters, Dianna Rae Foreman, of Hendersonville, Sherriee Beth and husband (Woody) Haywood Singleton, and one son, Dallas Gray Jr. and wife Mary Reed Foreman, of Washington. Also surviving are two sisters: Tilly Cutler, Sina Cutler, both of Washington, and one brother George Mayo Whitley, of Ayden. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Tasha Singleton Traud, of Greenville, (Haywood) Grant Singleton, of Washington, Crystal Lee Foreman, of Raleigh, Beverly Gray Hanson, of Austin, Texas, and Sarah Beth Foreman, of New Orleans, Louisiana; and three great-grandchildren, Margaret Delaney, Lillian Paige Traud and Riley Gray Singleton.

She married her high school sweetheart, Dallas Foreman, one week before he left for active duty WWII on July 17, 1944. They enjoyed 62 wonderful years together. She was a loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She loved her Lord, and was a longtime member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church, Washington, where in earlier years she was a member of the Women’s Active for Christ group, a nursery class teacher and faithfully sang alto in the choir. She worked at several local businesses including Sampson Shirt factory, Hamilton Beach and Stanadyne. After retirement, she was a volunteer for several years at the Beaufort County Hospital; she loved gardening, sewing, cooking, playing the piano, her cats and spoiling her grandchildren.

While she loved flowers, she preferred them while living, and asked that in lieu of flowers (or food at the home) contributions be made in her memory to your personal church of worship or local humane society.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Hendersonville is serving the family.