Alice Whitmire

Alice Whitmire, 100, of Cameron and formerly of Barnesville, Ga., came face to face with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in a Temple hospital, when her faith became sight.

Mrs. Whitmire, a retired registered nurse, was born Jan. 5, 1918, in Stockbridge, Ga., to Walter Raleigh and Annie Lou (Flake) Henry. She married Sam Loyd Whitmire on Aug. 29, 1942. After 60 marvelous years of marriage, Sam preceded her in death in 2002.  Mrs. Whitmire was a member of the Marlow Baptist Church.

She is survived by: sons, John Whitmire and wife Stella of Cameron, and Henry Whitmire and wife Maggie of LaVernia; daughters, Jane Roney and husband Fred of Griffin, Ga., and Ruth McGaha and husband Wade of Cameron; brother, Harold Henry of Travelers Rest, S.C.; sisters, Rachel Hurst of Americus, Ga., and Annie Lou Clay of Woodstock, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Marlow Baptist Church in Cameron.  A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Williams-Westbury Funeral Home in Barnesville, Ga., with visitation on Friday, Jan. 26, from 6-8 p.m. She will be laid to rest beside Sam following the Georgia service in the Lamar Memory Garden Cemetery near Barnesville.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.