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McLaurin Funeral Home & Pinecrest Memorial Park

12830 Us 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC

OBITUARY

Betty Narron Whitley

February 21, 1947August 10, 2019
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Betty Narron Whitley, 72, daughter of the late Aaron and Ethel Stancil Narron passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Surviving are her husband, Willard Whitley; daughters, Tammy Pearson and husband Chris, Melinda Whitley; brother, Alonza Milton "Mike" Narron; sisters, Nancy Gordon and husband Charles, Frances Johnson and Louise Gordon; grandchildren Connor Pearson and Reagan Pearson. She was preceded in death by her three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:00am in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home, Rev. Ed Rose will officiate. The family will receive friends from 9 until 11:00am prior to the service at the funeral home. Committal service will follow the service at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local mission project with your church. Online condolences may be made to the Whitley family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin funeral Home, Clayton.

  • FAMILY

  • Willard Whitley, Husband
  • Tammy Pearson, Daughter
  • Melinda Whitley, Daughter
  • Chris Pearson, Son-in-law
  • Alonza Milton "Mike" Narron, Brother
  • Nancy Gordon, Sister
  • Charles Gordon, Brother-in-law
  • Frances Johnson, Sister
  • Louise Gordon, Sister
  • Mrs. Whitley is also survived by her grandchildren, Connor Pearson and Reagan Pearson. She was preceded in death by her three brothers and one sister.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Memories

Betty Narron Whitley

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Lavern Flannigan

August 16, 2019

I recall so many wonderful memories with Betty Jean during our high school years. I guess my favorite is the slumber parties at her house or mine with all the girls. She was a dear friend. My heart goes out to Willard & their daughters & families as they travel down this lonely journey of grief. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Love, Lavern Peedin Flannigan

Nelson Edwards

August 13, 2019

Squirrel,

Our condolences to you and the family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Praying that God will keep you close during this time of loss.

Sincerely,

Nelson

Louise Gordon

August 12, 2019

To my sister, Betty. We have had so many good times together beginning as little girls playing using our play names. I was Sarah and you were Sue. Being raised on the farm we did our work, went to school, went on dates and eventually married. After your marriage you moved around a lot because of Willard’s time in the Air Force and we missed you all. When you returned home I remember the fun times we had in the summer when you invited me to join you, Willard and the grandchildren on vacation. I also remember the trips us five sisters took together. We had such a fun time filled with many laughs and lots of love. I am so glad we had 74 years to spend time together. I am going to miss you so much!
Your Sister, Louise

Howard & Linda Walters

August 12, 2019

Willard and Family, Linda and My prayers are with you and family. We thought a lot of Betty and "Squirell". They were always good hosts when I had to stay overnight in Raleigh while working for NCDOL, or traveling to the beach and traveled from Charlotte. God Bless all of you.

Kevin Beauregard

August 12, 2019

I was very sorry to hear of Betty's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, as they go through this difficult time.

Allison Pickhardt

August 11, 2019

Mrs Betty raised two of my very best friends, Tammy and Melinda. You passed along such amazing qualities to your daughters and grandchildren. You will forever live on through their love, strength, generosity and beautiful smiles.

I will never look at a disposable camera the same and am thankful I wasn’t there when you got the photos back from Tammy’s wedding.

We love you all so very much.

Woody/Cora Lynn Woodall

August 11, 2019

Betty Jean and I rode the bus to school, lived in the same neighborhood, went to high school together and married one day apart. Willard introduced Woody and me, and was in our wedding Dec. 23,1967 so they married the next day, Dec. 24,1967. We remained close friends, as both husbands were fighter pilots in the USAF. We are saddened to hear of Betty Jean’s death and know she will be terribly missed. Praying for Willard and her family during this very sad time.

Debbie McKelvy

August 11, 2019

Betty was my one and only bridge partner when stationed in Calif. I wouldn’t play with anyone else.

In the Philippines she was my shopping partner, we became so close, I had found a sister I never had before. We talked about things we never discussed with anyone else, I will always treasure those takes.

Our children even shared their 1st birthday party together.

You are in my heart forever, and will always be with me.
Debbie McKelvy

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