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Joyce M. Whitmire


Last updated 5/18/2020 at 12:47pm

Joyce M. Whitmire, 92, of Pisgah Forest, passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020.

She was born March 17, 1928, to the late Fred and Mamie Monteith in Bushnell, N.C., and had been a resident of Transylvania County since 1939.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Vivian, Bernice, Doris, Arnold, A.J. and Charles; husband, Joseph E. Whitmire Jr .; and one son, Henry Edward.

She was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church, where she served and attended faithfully.

In 1944 she was hired as the first bookkeeper at Transylvania Hospital. After she managed to get five boys started in school, she began working for the United States Postal Service and retired after 35 years of service.

Survivors include her sons, Fred, Gary (Sandy), Michael (Julie), of Brevard, and Jeff (Anita), of Huntsville, Ala .; eight grandchildren, Lesley Ledford, Lindsay Wilson, Sarah Whitmire, Savannah Whitmire, Kristen Frisbee, Matthew Whitmire, Carina Whitmire and Ava Whitmire; four great-grandchildren, Brooke, Parker, Whit and Darby; and one sister, June Whitmire and husband, Marshall, of Brevard.

Due to the current pandemic, a private graveside service was held Monday, May 18, 2020, with a celebration of life service to follow on a later date at Grace Baptist Church.

She loved flowers and they would be appreciated, or, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little River Volunteer Fire Department or Grace Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.moody

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family.


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