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ASHVILLE - Mr. Ralph Awtry Whittemore, 82, of Asheville, AL passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Mr. Whittemore worked in the upholstery business with Queen City Furniture. He later began his 26.2 year career with General Motors and for the last 15 years had worked cutting grass at Gum Springs and Slasham Baptist Church.

He is survived by his children, Steve Whittemore and Gail (Ricky) Martin; sisters, Dorothy Nichols, Doris Collier and Grace Jordan.

Funeral service for Mr. Whittemore was held Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel. Rev. Terry Tibbs officiated. Burial followed in the Gum Springs Cemetery in Ashville.

Pallbearers were Steve Whittemore, DeWayne Whittemore, Robert Kitchens, Jack McBurnett, Charlie Whittemore and Ricky Martin.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Kindred Hospice of Birmingham, AL; nurse, Angie Berry, who was our angel from heaven; Jeannine Davidson (Social Worker), we couldn't have done it without her, and all the aids were totally amazing.

Condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.

Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL directed the funeral.
Published on October 31, 2017
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