Martha “Jane” Whitmire, age 91, of Forest City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at Fairhaven Home in Forest City.
Jane was born Wednesday, August 5, 1931 in Rutherford County to the late Tim Dyer and Nancy McGinnis Dyer. She worked for many years at Cone Mill and as a store clerk for Sky City Department Store and Family Dollar. She was a longtime member of the Village Chapel. Jane was a dedicated Christian and homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Rev. George W. Whitmire; brothers, Marshall and Carmon Dyer; sister, Ruby Jolley Hill; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Whitmire; two grandchildren, Michael Whitmire and Bobby Dyer and a great-great grandchild, Linux Phouvanay.
Those left to cherish her memory include five daughters, Nancy Dyer (Frank) of Bostic, Alice Gaulin (Peter) of Stratham, New Hampshire, Karen Fish of Forest City, Carrie Whitmire of Boiling Springs, NC and Febie Keever (Ricky) of Rutherfordton; five sons, George Whitmire (Susan) of Bostic, James “Jabo” Whitmire (Renee) of Rutherfordton, Freddie Whitmire (Tammy) of Forest City, Bobby Whitmire of Forest City and Thomas Whitmire (Dana) of Forest City. She is also survived by nineteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 22nd at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend George Whitmire officiating. Interment will follow at Floyd’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.