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Carolina Funeral Home & Carolina Memorial Gardens

7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC

OBITUARY

Mary Magdaline Whetsell

July 29, 1931February 11, 2020
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Mary Magdaline Smith Whetsell, 88, widow of Herbert H. Whetsell, Sr., died Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at McLeod Health Clarendon in Manning, SC. Born July 29, 1931, in Ellabell, GA, she was a daughter of the late R. Willie Smith and the late Zellie Shuman Smith.

Mary graduated valedictorian of her class from Guyton High School in 1948. She retired as a seamstress from Manhattan Shirt Factory and Levi Strauss. She was a very active and dedicated volunteer at North Charleston Exchange ballpark which is now named Herbie Whetsell Field. She was an avid seamstress creating many beautiful garments ranging from lingerie, school clothes and formal dresses but her favorite were costumes she made for her grandchildren. Her talents also included cross-stitching, quilting, crocheting and knitting. She loved her family and always enjoyed family functions where she was the first to arrive and the last to leave.

She is survived by five children; Ruthie Holmes (Roy) of Manning; Herbert Whetsell (Patty) of Manning; Kenneth Whetsell (Kerry) of Charleston; Randall Whetsell of North Charleston and Sherri Whetsell Arment of Manning. Seven grandchildren from the Charleston area; Robert Haldeman; Roger Haldeman; Ryan Haldeman (Kimberley); Richard Haldeman (Amie); Lindsey Garvin (Larry); Megan Whetsell and Kenneth Evan Whetsell. Seven great grands and one great great grand. She is also survived by one sister-in-law; Joyce B. Smith of Georgia and several devoted nieces and nephews from Georgia and South Carolina. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Melrose Mock and Annie LaFlamme; one brother, Grady Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to A Second Chance Animal Shelter, PO Box 607, Manning, SC 29102.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 2 pm with interment in Carolina Memorial Park Cemetery to immediately follow the service. Arrangements entrusted to Carolina Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, 7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29406, 843-797-2222.

  • DONATIONS

  • A Second Chance Animal Shelter

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Interment Monday, February 17, 2020

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Mary Magdaline Whetsell

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Peggy Wilson

February 13, 2020

Miss Mary,
A woman I’ve always looked up to! You and your family helped me through some ruff patches in my life, I’m so grateful for you Mary and your family! I have lovely memories of that time.
All my love,
Peggy

Debbie Carter

February 13, 2020

Aunt Maggie was always there for me. I can’t remember how many outfits she made for me over the years, but it was a lot! She called me Debbie Gale( only she was allowed to call me that). She loved being with family and friends and would just sit quietly by and watch us be crazy at times! We loved her so much! I will miss her!
Sending much love and prayers to her family.

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