Miles Andrew Whisnant

Born: Fri., Dec. 21, 1928
Died: Sun., Apr. 28, 2013


1:45 PM to 2:45 PM, Wed., May 01, 2013
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., May 01, 2013

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Miles Andrew Whisnant, 84, of Union Mills, died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Hospice House, Forest City.
He was the son of the late Herman and Cleo Morrison Whisnant, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Whisnant Barnes. He was retired from Gayley & Lord in Marion after 35 years of service.He enjoyed the family tradition of making molasses in Cane Creek with his family for many years. He was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church. Miles was an Army Master Sergeant and served in Korea.  
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sue Bollinger Whisnant; his daughter, Becky Dorsey and her husband Stan, of Union Mills; there are two grandchildren, Andy Dorsey of Union Mills, and Allison Dorsey Kennedy and her husband Josh, of Charlottesville, VA; and a great grandson, Jack Miles Kennedy.
The Funeral will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Cane Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Danny Camp will officiate, and Andy Dorsey and Allison Dorsey Kennedy will each provide a eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. Pallbearers are Mark Clark, Mike Lyles, Ted Brackett, Wayne Crawford, Earl Wells, and Robert Wells.
The Visitation will be from 1:45 pm until 2:45 pm Wednesday at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Wanda and Don Hastings
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
We are so sorry to learn of Miles death...but we rejoice in a long life so well lived and well loved! He will be missed by all who knew him...but his memory will live on. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of the family members. Sincerely, Wanda and Don Hastings

Danny & Dawn Camp, Trey & Austin
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
Sue, Becky, Stan, Allison, Andy, Bertha, and Family: Dawn, Trey, Austin and I are praying that God would comfort you and give you the peace and rest of His Spirit. Miles was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I have learned much from his gentle ways and kind words that I myself want to imitate in my own life. I will miss his huge smile, his warm handshake, and his humble demeanor. It was a privilege to be loved by Miles and to be his friend. We will never forget his kindness to our family! Praise God, he is now in His Lord & Savior's loving arms! May God bless and keep all of you in His loving, merciful hands! May He bring you peace, comfort, and strength in the days ahead!

John and Karen Gray
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and peace in the days ahead. God Bless John and Karen Gray

Baxter and Sheila Carpenter
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
We are very sorry to hear about your loss. We hope that you can find peace in his having a long, well-lived and happy life. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Harold Wade
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
Sue and all the family: Cheryle and I have had you in our thoughts and prayers forever and especially lately. Cheryle has so many memories of growing up with you and Miles as her young second parents, and has shared these with me. We are both grateful for your lives and your influences. Y'all made us better people. Miles is remembered well, by us and by many others. That is the best testament and memorial a person can have. Take care of yourselves. We love you.

Jacqueline (Jaci) Kennedy
   Posted Wed May 01, 2013
Allison and family...

May His strength be with you today. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers today and the days to come.


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