Age: 84 Address: Big Brush Creek Road, Yancey County, North Carolina Date of Death: Sunday, May 4, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Arthur Whitson of the Brush Creek Community, went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 4th at Mission Hospital.
A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Fred and Isby Gortney Whitson and the husband of Kathryn Presnell Whitson who died in 2005. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kate Bailey and brothers: Jay Lee and Claude Whitson. He was a US Army Korean War Veteran. Arthur was a former employee of Mohasco Industries and retired from Henredon Furniture Company.
Surviving are a daughter, Miranda Evans and husband, Mack, of Green Mountain; a grandson, Shane Whitson; great grandchildren: Dalton and Cierra Whitson; a brother, Carl Whitson and wife, Earlene, of Green Mountain.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Tony Norris and Haskie Honeycutt, Jr. will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 PM Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Gideon International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.