Thursday, May 30, 2013

Margaret Whatley Dies

LABELLE, FL. -- Margaret W. Whatley, age 93, of Fort Myers, passed away May 29, 2013 in Lehigh Acres. She was born May 23, 1920 in Duncan, MS, to the late Albert Sidney Williams Sr. and the late Etoil (Williams) Williams.

She served as a Nurse in the Army during World War II. Margaret was a longtime resident of LaBelle and worked as a Real Estate Broker and Realtor in LaBelle and the surrounding area for over 45 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in LaBelle.

Survivors include her nieces: Margaret Ann "Tracy" Schneider of Deltona, Patricia Williams of Omaha, NE; Debbie Simicich of Clewiston, Rennie Martin of Lehigh Acres and nephew: Barry Williams of CA; adopted family, Judy McClure and Donna Kane of LaBelle. She was also preceded in death by her husband: James Edwin Whatley, brothers: Tiddle Williams and Albert Williams, Jr. and niece: Kathi Nolan.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of LaBelle with Rev. Frank Deerey Jr. officiating. The graveside committal and Military Honors will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers. Visitation will be Wednesday for 1 hour prior to the funeral service at First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Hope Healthcare Services, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Those wishing to send a card to the family may do so at the following address: c/o Judy McClure, P.O. Box 2936, LaBelle, FL 33975.

Photo credit (right): Riverside Real Estate

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