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Carolyn Tanner Whaley
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home
Sharon Franks Smith
Carolyn Tanner Whaley, age 86, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by her loving family.
    Carolyn was born in Statesboro to the late David Ashley and Leila Proctor Tanner. She graduated Register High School and married Frank E. Whaley Sr. in December 1949. She and her husband moved to Savannah in 1952, where she worked in the accounting and bookkeeping department at Dixon Contracting Company for a short time.
    While in Savannah, Carolyn worked with the Gideon’s International and conducted Backyard Bible Clubs.
    In 1979, she and Frank returned to Statesboro to live on their family’s farm. Upon returning to Statesboro, Carolyn joined Gracewood Baptist Church and volunteered as a poll worker.
    She enjoyed gardening, reading and arranging flowers from her garden, which she donated to Gracewood Baptist Church for their Sunday services. Carolyn was currently a member of First Baptist Church of Statesboro.
    In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Whaley Sr.; and seven siblings.
    Mrs. Whaley is survived by son, Frank E. Whaley Jr., and his wife, Ruth, of Statesboro; daughter, Linda W. Fullard, and her husband, Freddie, of Statesboro; brother, Mark Tanner, and his wife, Thera Nell, of Statesboro; four grandchildren, Matthew Coleman, Rachel Charfauros, Sara Newman and Rebecca Keen; seven great-grandchildren, Emily, Tanner, Samuel, Eleanor, Isabella, Whalen and Lilah; many nieces and nephews.
    A gathering of family and friends will be held 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019, at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, immediately followed by the funeral service in the funeral home chapel, with the Reverend Carl Ledbetter and Mr. Lavone Deal officiating. Entombment will follow in Bulloch Memorial Gardens–Mausoleum.
    Pallbearers will be Robert Tanner, Hikie Scott, Matthew Coleman, Vince Charfauros, Timothy Newman and Donny Keen.
    Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Whaley family.
    In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459; or Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
    Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, January 25, 2019

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