Mrs. Avory Whittemore

Mrs. Avory Whittemore, 85, of Ellijay, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. 

She was born May 3, 1930, to the late Wachel and Jessie Lee Rhodes Land. She was member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She is preceded in death by daughters, Martha Whittemore, Margaret Whittemore and Melissa Whittemore. 

She is survived by husband, Edward Whittemore, of Ellijay; sons, Edward Whittemore Jr., James Whittemore, Lawrence Whittemore, all of Ellijay, Tommy Whittemore, of Ringgold; daughters, Nancy Lockhart, of Tellico Plains, Tenn., Lula Compton, of Ellijay, Clytie Mullins, of Calhoun, Joyce Pressley, of Ellijay, Lillian Creel, of East Ridge, Tenn., Mary Hall, of Ellijay; 40 grandchildren; 140-plus great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were Marvin Whittemore, Cody Whittemore, John Sanford, Michael Whittemore, Nicholas Whittemore and Dylan Whittemore. Honorary pallbearer was Mark Sanford. Interment followed in the Yukon Cemetery. 

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006