James Norwood Whitley Sr.

James Norwood Whitley Sr.

Birth
Stantonsburg, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Aug 1975 (aged 69)
Stantonsburg, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Stantonsburg, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA
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STANTONSBURG - James Norwood Whitley, 69, former chairman and member of the Wilson County Board of Education, died Friday in Stantonsburg.

Whitley was a member of the school board for 20 years and served as chairman for the last eight years of his membership on the board. He chose to resign his seat rather than seek re-election in 1968.

He was also a former member of the Wilson County Technical Institute's board of trustees.

Whitley, former operator of the J. N. Whitley and Sons ginning firm in Snow Hill, also had Wilson County farming interests.

In Stantonsburg, he was a charter member of the town's Kiwanis Club, and director of the local Branch Banking and Trust Co. board and a member of the official board of the Stantonsburg United Methodist Church.

He attended Wilson County schools, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the George Washington University Law School.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Stantonsburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nelson Fulford officiating. Burial will be in the Stantonsburg cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna Webb Whitley; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Whitley of Stantonsburg, two sons, J. Norwood Jr. and John Hiram Whitley, both of Stantonsburg; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Myra H. Peele of Portsmouth, Va.; one stepson, Arnie Hunt of Stantonsburg; and nine grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Jenny Crosson Sparrow
  • Added: 12 Apr 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 68283454
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Norwood Whitley Sr. (4 Dec 1905–29 Aug 1975), Find a Grave Memorial no. 68283454, citing Stantonsburg Town Cemetery, Stantonsburg, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Jenny Crosson Sparrow (contributor 47170190) .