Mrs. Whiten died Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Born June 15, 1918, in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late Paul Monroe and Marjorie Belle Martin Holland. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, William Harold Higgins; second husband, Morris Lee Whiten; brother, Avery Chaffin Holland; and brother-in-law, Ron Campbell.
Mrs. Whiten was member of First Baptist Church of Cornelia for more than 50 years, where she was a member of the Volunteer Sunday School Class, and was active in the Joe Benfield WMU and the Roundtable Group for many years. Mrs. Whiten also volunteered at the Cornelia Soup Kitchen for many years. She was a 1952 graduate of Piedmont College. Mrs. Whiten taught for 33 years in the Habersham County School System, beginning in 1946 at Mud Creek School.
She also taught at Hazel Grove, Fairview and Cornelia during her career, and taught in the Stephens County School System for seven years. Mrs. Whiten was a member of the Habersham Retired Educators Association.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Sally Higgins of Cornelia; sister, Buena Faye Campbell of Austell; sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Grady Crowe of Madison; three grandchildren and spouses, Amy Higgins Hulsey and Keith, D. Higgins and Sarah, and Hal Higgins and fiancé Jessica Johnston; four great-grandchildren, Haley and Hayden Hulsey, and Aubrey and Mallory Higgins.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., today, May 4, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
May 4, 2012