Hazel Madaline Whitley Aug. 22, 1920 – Nov. 30, 2012
November 30, 2012, 10:33 am by Staff Reports
and Inez Litchfield Jackson in Port Arthur, Texas, on Aug. 22, 1920. She spent her school-age years in Stockdale, Texas. She then attended Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College in San Marcos, and then taught grades 1-8 in the Navidad School until she was married. She married Henry Clay Whitley, Sr., in January of 1941.
Whitley will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother—at her best when caring for family, friends and pets. She was a notorious, competitive domino player and an outstanding ‘country’ cook. Grandchildren treasured holiday visits, and nieces and nephews looked forward to summer vacations spent with "Aunt Hazel.”
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Henry and Inez Jackson; and brother Henry Berry Jackson, Jr.
Whitley is survived by children Barbara Kay Bluhm and husband James of Marble Falls, Gwen Ligon and husband Frank of Marble Falls, Henry Clay Whitley, Jr., and wife Sharon of Edna, Texas, and Dennis Whitley and wife Lanette of Edna; grandchildren and their families Rob Bluhm and wife Pam, and sons Brooks and Bryan of League City, Texas, Scott and Aimee Bluhm of Needville, Texas; Monica Wolfe and husband Tyler, and sons Cody and Colton of Midland, John Ligon and wife Jessica, and sons Jett and Jay of Houston; Henry Clay Whitley III of Edna, Jake Whitley and fiancée Stephanie Markman of Edna, Susan Eidson and husband Lee, and sons William, Luke, and Noah of Pearland, Texas, Lauren and Chad Luig and sons, Caden and Cash of
Kaufman, and Taylor Whitley and wife Shannon, and daughter Laine of Missouri City, Texas; beloved sisters Nellenne Pitman of Bulverde, Polly Welch of Las Vegas, NV, and LaVerne Yandell of Ft. Worth; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Visitation was from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 in Marble Falls at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service was held in Edna, on Monday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 309 Cottonwood St, Edna.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, at the same address in Edna, TX 77957.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneral.com
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