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Viola (Edwards) Whitson

June 10, 1927 ~ October 15, 2019 (age 92)

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Viola Edwards Whitson, 92, of Green Mountain, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was a daughter of the late McKinley and Laura Jones Edwards.  She was the wife of Oscar Whitson who passed away in 2002.  Viola was also preceded in death by a grandson:  Joshua Lee Whitson; 3 sisters; and, 5 brothers.  She was a member of Beans Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are 2 daughters:  Wanda Renfro and husband, Charles, of Green Mountain, and Patsy Johnson of Jacks Creek; 3 sons:  Ralph Whitson and wife, Polly, and Ronnie Whitson and wife, Fredia, both of Green Mountain, and Royce Whitson and wife Debbie, of Marion; 9 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 9 great, great grandchildren:  sister:  Sidney Ayers of Green Mountain; and, a brother:  Kenneth Edwards of Morganton.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30PM Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Revs. Ronnie Whitson and C. J. Robinson will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11AM Friday in the Oscar Whitson Family Cemetery at Green Mountain.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30PM Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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October 17, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
501 East Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Funeral Service
October 17, 2019

7:30 PM
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
501 East Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Graveside Service
October 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Oscar Whitson Family Cemetery
Festive Pine Drive
Green Mountain, NC 28740


Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge
236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine NC 28777
Tel: 1-828-765-5677

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