White Funeral and Cremation Service

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Sara Ann Whitehead

August 27, 1935January 5, 2020

Sara Etheridge Whitehead, 84, of Sunset Beach died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at SECU Hospice of Brunswick.

Mrs. Whitehead was born August 27, 1935, daughter of the late Herman Earl and Willie Mae Etheridge. She had a delightful personality and never met a stranger. She loved working at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, Virginia for many years where she enjoyed meeting new people. Preceding her in death was her husband Charles Whitehead who died in 1980.

Survivors include her children, Debbie Joyner and husband Doug of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Chuck Whitehead of Phoenix, Arizona, and Brian Whitehead and wife Nicole of Barboursville, Virginia; brother, Edward Etheridge of Scotland Neck, North Carolina; sisters, Frances Patterson of Williamston, North Carolina and Lynn Todd of Sunset Beach, North Carolina; and four grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at twelve o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton, Virginia.

You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com

White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte.


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 10, 2020


Sara Ann Whitehead

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David Menga

January 11, 2020

A more beautiful soul, energetic spirit and genuine friend will forever be more difficult to find. Our prayers to the family, we loved here like our own and will forever cherish the memories.

Marilyn Croteau

January 9, 2020

To: Charles Whitehead, Family, and Friends,

Sending healing prayers, and comforting hugs. 🙏

~Sara Ann Whitehead is gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. Thinking of you during these difficult times. May my condolences bring you comfort, and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. -

May eternal rest grant on to Sara Ann Whitehead, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine down on her , through the mercy of God Rest In Peace. 🙏✝️🙏✝️

❤️ Marilyn, Austyn, Louis, Bentley, and Snuggles.

Kay Jones

January 6, 2020

Sending love and blessings to Debbie and entire family. Your mom lives in your heart forever. Praying you find comfort in knowing your mom is free from pain. Our deepest sympathy. Love, Kay and Keith Jones ❤