05/22/11 — JAMES W. "JIM" WHITLEY

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Oct.. 2, 1939-May 20, 2011

James W. "Jim" Whitley, 71, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at his residence.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 24, from 1 until 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Garner officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Friends Cemetery.

A native of Wayne County, Mr. Whitley was born Oct. 2, 1939. He was a graduate of New Hope High School and Guilford College, in Greensboro. His first job during and after college was as a reporter and photographer for the Greensboro Daily News. He later studied accounting and was a practicing certified public accountant for more than 40 years.

Mr. Whitley was preceded in death by his father, H. Clarence Whitley; his mother, Lillie Mae Rouse Whitley; his former wife, Linda Faye Watson; his youngest son, John Clarence Whitley; and his nephew, Chuck M. Whitley.

He is survived by his son, James W. "Jack" Whitley Jr.; daughter, Phyllis Katherine Whitley; daughter-in-law Marilyn Jordan Whitley; granddaughter, Maris Jordan Whitley; brother, Charles M. Whitley; and numerous other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne County Humane Society. P.O. Box 821, Goldsboro, NC 27533.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on May 22, 2011 12:47 AM