Mrs. Whitten died Friday, July 6, 2012, after a brief illness at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was surrounded by her family.
Born April 14, 1930, in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Dooley Dover. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Whitten; brothers, Arthur, Wilburn and Earl Dover; and sisters, Essie Harris and Ruth Hill.
Mrs. Whitten was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. Mary Ann was well known for her quick wit and outspoken demeanor. Mrs. Whitten had endless friends and could always be found on the phone or on the road. She enjoyed putting puzzles together and playing cards with her grandchildren – she personally taught each one. Everyone will truly miss visiting with her.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Fred Stinespring of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Judy Whitten of Kingston, N.H.; brother, Clarence Dover of Demorest; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Louise Dover of Mt. Airy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Layton and Barbara Whitten of Anderson, S.C.; grandchildren, Tiffany Reynolds and her spouse, Matt, Heather Pitts, Andrew Pitts, Jessica Whitten, Lauren Whitten, and Joel Whitten; great-grandchildren, Cloe and Ella Reynolds; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
July 11, 2012