Blanche V. Whitehead

Published 7:21 pm Sunday, September 23, 2018

NEWSOMS — Blanche Vaughan Whitehead, 89, passed away on Sept. 22, 2018, in Courtland Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Whitehead was born in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, and was a longtime resident of Branchville.

She was a daughter of the late Lee Roy Vaughan and Fannie Mae Cook Vaughan, and was also predeceased by her husband, Warner Vann Whitehead; three sons, Warner V. Whitehead Jr., Wayne L. Whitehead and Robert V. Whitehead; three brothers; and three sisters.

Mrs. Whitehead was a graduate of Murfreesboro High School, and a member of Branchville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Beverly W. Stewart (John;) one son, Gene Whitehead; and five grandchildren, Warner V. Whitehead III, Michael L. Whitehead, Adam E. Whitehead, Rachel R. Stewart and Jeremy W. Stewart; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Wright Funeral Home, Boykins Chapel, with Pastor Penny Rasnake officiating. Burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery.

The reception will follow the service in the Boykins United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Linda Drake 33103 Cypress Swamp Road, Newsoms, VA 23874.