Viola J. Whitley
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Viola J. Whitley, 86, of Sumiton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her residence. She was a loving mother and grandmother; and was a member of Sipsey Church of God.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Joseph Whitley will officiate. Burial will follow in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Whitley; grandchildren, Monica Russell and Jeffrey Whitley; and son-in-law, Ralph Tolbert.

Survivors include her children, Betty Jean Tolbert of Sumiton, Davalene Hester (Benny) of Woodland, Alvin Whitley (Cindy) of Argo and Joseph (Rita) Whitley of Sumiton; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild; brothers, Sanford Blackwell (Earline) and Melvin Blackwell (Bobbie); and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Online condolences may be expressed at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323