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Martha Rachel Whitehead

Chatham County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Feb 2014 (aged 84)
Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 125670478 · View Source
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Martha Rachel Whitehead, 84 of Siler City, NC, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
She was born in Chatham County, the daughter of Henry and Buena (Ferguson) Whitehead.

Rachel was a member of Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church for over 70 years and was employed as a paralegal. She was a volunteer for over 20 years with the Chatham County Historical Society. Rachel also volunteered with the West Chatham County Relay for Life for 10 years. She will long be remembered for her talents in calligraphy with many of her works framed and displayed in homes far and near. Rachel was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ina Mae Whitehead and a niece, Martha Troutman Warwick.

She is survived by one sister: Maxine W. Wallace of Colfax, NC; great-nephew, Christopher Wrenn Cox of Richmond, VA. and a host of treasured friends.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church, 5016 Silk Hope-Gum Spring Road, Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to West Chatham Relay For Life, Ann McDaniel, PO Box 526, Siler City, NC 27344 or a charity of donor's choice.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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  • Created by: Polly Fry Hagerman
  • Added: 27 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125670478
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Rachel Whitehead (3 May 1929–26 Feb 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125670478, citing Sapling Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Polly Fry Hagerman (contributor 47161889) .