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George W. Whitley, Jr.

April 20, 1930 - August 19, 2004

The Dallas New Era
Thursday August 28, 2004
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Mr. George W. Whitley, Jr. Passes Away Aug. 19

Mr. George W. Whitley, Jr., age 74, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2004 at WellStar Paulding Hospital.

Mr. Whitley was born April 20, 1930 in Cherokee County, Georgia, son of the late George W. and Janie Holloway Whitley. He was employed in Manufacturing Aluminum Products.

Survivors include his wife of almost 55 years, Mrs. Willie Mae Cantrell Whitley of Acworth, they were married on June 11, 1949; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Art (Jean) Graves of Acworth and Mrs. Wanda Robinson of Acworth; son, Mr. and Mrs. Barry (Kay) Whitley of Acworth; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Gravett of Marietta, Harold and Betty Gravely of Centre, Alabama and Evelyn and Red Kenney of Acworth; three brothers, James and Nancy Whitley of Cartersville, Bill and Janice Whitley of Calhoun and Roy Whitley of Centre, Alabama; Two grandsons, Jeff Graves of Acworth and Shane and Wendi Graves of Acworthl one granddaughter, Jamie Gatlin of Acworth; two great-granddaughters, Shannon Hausler and Brinna Wilbur, both of Acworth and three great-grandsons, Dakota Elrod, Elijah Gatlin and Tommy Hausler.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in Benson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Helton officiating. Special music was rendered by Mrs. Laura Helton and others.

Interment followed in Pine Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery in Kennesaw with Brian Carroll officiating. Pallbearers were Jimmy Whitley, Jimmy Wilbanks, Ricky Gravett, Alan Blalock, Steve Romines, and Vernon Whitley.

Benson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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