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Obituaries - Oct. 9, 2008

Mollie L. Whitfield

Mollie L. Whitfield, 87, of Union City, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, at Horis A. Ward's Tara Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in College Park.

Mrs. Whitfield was a wonderful Christian woman, a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by six children, June and Wayne Davis, of Newnan, Jerry and Gerald Gamble, of Fayetteville, Ernest L. and Gabriel Whitfield, Jr., of Loganville, Joyce and Tommy Smith, of Demorest, Glenn and Monica Whitfield, of Riverdale, and David and Sue Whitfield, of McDonough; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Barksdale, of Tallahassee, Fla.,;and two brothers, Frank Stewart, of McDonough, and Carl Stewart, of Hoschton; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Ernest L. Whitfield, Sr., and nine brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends TODAY (Thursday), from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward Funeral Home, Tara Chapel, Jonesboro, (770) 471-7171.