Age: 74 Address: Green Mountain Date of Death: Friday, September 7, 2012 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Hobert and Cornelia Adkins Whitson. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Niram, Clayton, Howard, Max and Lawrence Whitson. Raymond enjoyed detailing cars, loved his family and enjoyed collecting Case “Old-Timers” knives.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Whitson; two daughters: Lisa Honeycutt and husband, Earl, of Green Mountain and Robin Johnson and husband, Barry, of South Toe; a son, Mark Whitson and wife, Mary, of Johnson City; one sister, Faye Fox and husband, Ben, of Burnsville and a brother, Hugh Whitson and wife, Alice, of Green Mountain; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 9th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Jeff Reecer and Rev. Marvin Hensley will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Hughes Cemetery on Big Creek.