Nellie Gray Hepler Whitt

Published 10:27 am Thursday, August 3, 2017

Nellie Gray Hepler Whitt, 95, of Mocksville, died at her home Monday, July 31, 2017.

She was born in Rural Hall on Sept. 20, 1921, the daughter of the late John Arrel Hepler and Bessie Lillian Westmoreland Hepler. She was the widow of Sidney Monroe Whitt, who died in 1986 after 48 years of marriage. Mrs. Whitt retired as a teller at Mocksville Savings & Loan after many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and an active member of Hardison United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She loved her family and all the “grands” she was blessed to have. She also enjoyed working in her flowers, feeding the birds and watching the many hummingbirds she had in her yard. She was known and loved by many friends.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny Monroe Whitt; a brother, J. Arvol Hepler; a sister, Ruth H. Lincoln; and a great-grandson, Chris Jordan.

Survivors: a son, Richard Hepler Whitt (Genna) of Mocksville; a sister, Alma Hepler Needham of Mocksville; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Whitt; a sister-in-law, Louise Hepler; 6 grandchildren, Richard Whitt Jr. (Glenda), Mickey Whitt (Karen), Traci Correll (Barry), Lori Whitt, John Whitt Jr. (Larissa) and Pam Keen (Charlie); 8 great-grandchildren, Tara Whitt Holley (Jim), Whittney Correll, Brian Jordan (Kelly), Dalton Whitt, Drake Garrett, Bethany Painter, Sarah Painter and Dustin McCullough; 8 great-great-grandchildren, Keira Basham, Xander Holley, Bailey, Mary, Ellie and Casey Jordan and Mike and Matt Poehler (Dianah); and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren, Abigail and Sophia Poehler.

A graveside celebration of life service was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 at Hardison UMC Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Cash officiating.