Mattie Hamlin Whitmire


Last updated 5/27/2020 at 2:50am

Mattie Hamlin Whitmire

Mattie Hamlin Whitmire, 91, of Pisgah Forest, peacefully passed away Monday, May 18, 2020.

She was the daughter of the late Cleophus and Ethel Hamlin. Her loving husband of 54 years, Ruel, and her six siblings preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Ruel Keith, of Fletcher; a daughter, Janet (David) Robinson, of Bell Buckle, Tenn .; granddaughters, Karen (Forrest) Chapman, of Schwenksville, Pa., and Kathy (Kirk) Shull, of Springville, Utah; and 10 great-grandchildren, Joel, Lana, Sarah, Andrew, Magdalena, Hannah, David, Maryanna, Susanna and Timothy.

She was a member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church, where she faithfully served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She especially enjoyed teaching children the Word of God. 

   She will be remembered for her love for the Lord Jesus Christ and her family, and compassion toward all who knew her. After many years of service, she retired as a secretary from the Transylvania Baptist Association. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and cooking for family and friends. 

A Celebration of Life was held at Turkey Creek Baptist Church Friday, May 22, 2020, at 2 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

The family received friends at the church from 1-2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Children's Ministry Department at Turkey Creek Baptist Church. 

  Online condolences may be left at

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


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