Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 7, 2008
C. Rowland Whitley
CARRSVILLE—C. Rowland Whitley, 85, a native of Isle of Wight County, died peacefully Oct. 7, 2008, at Southampton Memorial Hospital.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elvin H. Whitley and Mary Lankford Whitley; two brothers, Harold Whitley and Oliver Whitley; and two sisters, Sallie Mae Holland and Mary Louise Whitley.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and very special caregivers, Robert and Kathy Lankford.
He was godfather to his great-nieces, Sally Mae Holland and Jennifer M. Willoughby.
Mr. Whitley was a retired farmer and worked for the Virginia Agricultural Dept.
He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Sons of Confederate Veterans (Urquhart-Gillette Camp #1471), Veterans of Foreign Wars and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in Beaver Dam Baptist Church and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Hunterdale Christian Church Organ Fund, 741 Hunterdale Road, Franklin, VA 23851.
Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.