Simpson, Doris Whitener (2008)

Obituary of Doris Whitener Simpson ~ 2008

 Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Doris Whitener Simpson, age 78 of Marion passed away Sunday September 7, 2008 at the Solace Center in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, Doris was born July 20, 1930 and was a daughter of the late Bratch and Willie Dixon Whitener. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church and she retired from Drexel Heritage Furnishings. Doris was a loving wife and caring friend.

Surviving Mrs. Simpson is her husband Wayne Simpson of the home and a number of cousins.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday September 10, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Jim Brewer officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in McDowell Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 332 N. Lauderdale Memphis, TN 38101 or Care Partners Hospice Foundation PO Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 10, 2008 Volume 14 # 36