Effie Phipps Whittle

November 30, 1918March 24, 2014

Effie Claire Phipps Whittle passed away on March 24, 2014.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel with Rev. Brian Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Alamance Presbyterian Church cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

Effie was born on November 30, 1918 in McLeansville, NC, the daughter of Sallie B. and Robert S. Phipps. She graduated from Flora McDonald College and returned to teach Home Economics at McLeansville High School.

Effie was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church, Friendship Circle, United Methodist Women and the Glenwood Lady Lions Club. Effie was proud to be a “Real” Daughter of a Confederate Soldier and a member of the Greensboro Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She will be remembered for her devotion to friends and family; her smile and fun loving personality.

She was preceded in death by husband by her loving husband of 68 years, Arthur Whittle. Surviving to cherish Effie’s memories are her sons: Robert (Pat), Ron (Nita); grandchildren, Woody (Erin) Whittle and Kristyn Saba, great grandchildren, Kara, Austin, and Jordyn Saba and Fletcher Whittle.

The family would like to thank WhiteStone (MESH) for their loving care of Arthur and Effie during their time there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Glenwood United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC.

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  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014

Effie Phipps Whittle

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Norma Thronburg, Chaplain, Mary West #26, UDC

April 21, 2014

We celebrate the life of a Real Daughter of the Confederacy! May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. We pray that your hearts are filled with many fond memories of Effie.
With UDC love,


March 28, 2014

May God bless your family. I did not know Effie personally but we were indeed sisters.

Donna Meinscher Estes
Margaret Howell Davis, Chap 2418, Austin, TX
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Sherry Davis

March 28, 2014

Dearest Family of Effie,

My sympathy to each of you. May God wrap His loving arms about you and comfort you as you recover from this great loss in your lives.

In UDC Love and Friendship,

Sherry Davis, Honorary President of General UDC