Dorothy Barnes Whittley

Published 5:53 pm Thursday, June 4, 2020

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February 14, 1932 – June 2, 2020

NATCHEZ — Graveside services for Dorothy Barnes Whittley, 88, of Sibley, who died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Rockwall, TX will be at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery with Minister Moses Shillow officiating.

Burial will follow at the cemetery under the directions of West Gate Funeral Home.

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Dorothy was born February 14, 1932 in Woodville, the daughter of Louis Barnes and Grace Ann Wells. She was a high school graduate and domestic engineer. Mrs. Whittney was a member of the Homemakers Club and Mt. Sinai Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Whittley, parents; sons, Leandrew Barnes, Edward L. Whittley, Delander Whittley, James “Major” Whittley, Sr., L.T. Whittley, Sr., William T. Whittley, J. D. Whittley and Vertrance Whittley; brothers, Henry Dennis, Joe Louis Barnes, Louis Barnes, Henry Barnes and Luther Harry McMorris; sisters, Yvonne Green and Fannie Rose Bostic.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memories, four sons, David Whittley, Robert Whittley and wife Luvonia, Dan Whittley Whittley and wife Luler and Norris Polk; four daughters, Ardra W. Shillow and husband Moses, Ruby Benson, Hattie Phipps and husband Monroe and Eva Diane Whittley-Philo; sisters, Leola Barnes and Juanita King, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

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