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Thelma Anita Whatley

December 18, 1933 — July 28, 2020

Anita Whatley, 86, joined her beloved husband, Leland Winright Whatley, in Heaven, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born in Griffin, Georgia, on December 18, 1933, to the late John William and Thelma Brooks McCullough.

The proud daughter of a police officer, Anita was a devout Christian who dedicated her life to being a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved Western movies and sports, especially baseball.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Christa and Dianne Whatley.

She is survived by her loving son, Lee Whatley (Carla) of Gray; granddaughters, Krista and Samantha Whatley; and sister, Betty Newby of Newnan.

Anita will be laid to rest next to her husband, Leland, at a graveside funeral service on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in Zebulon Methodist Church Cemetery, 212 Griffin St., Zebulon, GA 30295.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given in memory of Anita to Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380,

McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Zebulon Methodist Church Cemetery

212 Griffin Street
Zebulon, GA 30295

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