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Victoria Evelyn Whitener

Victoria Evelyn Whitener, age 85 of Calhoun, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014 in Gordon Hospital. Victoria was born on February 7, 1929 in Sugar Valley to the late Clarence and Nora Smith. She was a member of the Sugar Valley Baptist Church and lived all of her life in Gordon County with temporary residents in Cincinnati, OH and Bristol, TN. She loved her family very much. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Nick Whitener; three brothers, Elroy, Troy and Jack Smith; two sisters, Elease and Jennelle; and one grandchild, Chris Asbrock. She is survived by her husband, Muril Whitener of Calhoun; three sons, Scott Whitener and his wife Jackie of Calhoun, Tim Whitener of Cincinnati,Ohio and David Whitener and his wife Crickett of Armuchee; two daughters, Kennie West of Higdon, Alabama, and Jessica Loeb and her husband Jim of Phoenix, Arizona; a grandson she also raised, Brandon Whitener; two brothers, Ray Smith of Nashville, Tennessee, Lamar Smith of Pensacola, Florida; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday at 3pm from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Phillips and Rev. Howard Duvall officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Valley Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers serving include Jason Whitener, Jeremy Whitener, Brandon Whitener, Joey West, Allan Black, and Culley Hawthorne. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6 until 9pm. You may leave the Whitener family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Victoria Evelyn Whitener.


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BILL MUMPOWER Apr 9 2014 10:51 AM

Jessica Whitener Loeb lit a candle for Victoria Evelyn Whitener

Jessica Whitener Loeb Mar 24 2014 3:21 PM

How do I describe my Mother. Nothing short of an angel to me. My friend that I could always talk to about anything. She always taught me to rise above any conflict that came my way. I really tried but sometimes being a Whitener was hard. My Mother was the best. Mother ever. So many fun and sad times with her. We had a wonderful life together and I am so honored to be Victoria Evelyn Whiteners daughter. Until I see you again Mom I ask you once again to guide me through the rest of my days. I love you so much.

Jessica Whitener Loeb Mar 21 2014 7:15 AM

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Janet West Mar 20 2014 2:19 PM

Ms. Evelyn was a godly lady who loved her church and her family. She was always an encourager to me and I am grateful for the opportunity to have known such a dear saint. Thanks to Scott and Jackie for your tender care of Ms. Evelyn in her illness. You both are examples of how children are to respect and care for their parents. We all love Muril at church and will do our best to love and care for him as Ms. Evelyn would want us to do.

Vicky Austin Mar 20 2014 12:21 PM

We were so blessed to be a part of the family when Scott and Jackie got married. She welcomed us in with open arms her own grandchildren. We have fond memories of big Thanksgiving dinners with her heavenly banana pudding. We are thankful for the opportunities we had to sit next to her in church on special occasions and even ordinary days. She was always willing to pose for a photo and also sit and chat. She was a good listener and very patient. We will miss her greatly. What a joy to know she us in Heaven with her Lord and Savior and we will see her someday!

Allan and Beth Black Mar 20 2014 8:19 AM

I will miss Evelyn, she was my beautiful neighbor next door. Always kind, smiling, & loving. She was one of a kind! And I always enjoyed hearing Muril & Evelyn's love story!! They had a wonderful life together.....still loving each other to the end.....

Marissa West Mar 20 2014 7:57 AM

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