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Memorial Service

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Friday September 23rd, 2022

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Doris "Jewell" Whiting

Doris “Jewell” Whiting, 73, of Marion, North Carolina and formerly of Newport News, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 02, 2022 at her home.


She grew up in Pacolet, South Carolina and was born on February 03, 1949 to the late Leroy Whiting and Frances Sexton Whiting. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Whiting.


Jewell entered the U.S. Army at age 30. She served for 6 years and earned the rank of Sergeant. Following this, she continued her service to her country and fellow veterans by working 30 years with the Hampton Roads VA Hospital. She was a longtime member of Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News. Though she had no children of her own, Jewell thought of the children of her church as hers. She talked of them often. Jewell had such a sweet disposition, and those who met her could not help but love her. She was always smiling and touched everyone she met.


She is survived by her brother, Fred Whiting and wife Susie; her sister, Judi Whiting Jarvis and husband Bruce; her special nieces and nephews, Anndrea Beams, Greg Boone, Matt Jarvis, Kelly Whiting, Alex Whiting, Tony Whiting, Bobby Whiting, Jessica Cannon, and Heather Whiting and their families; as well as many close friends and bonus nieces.


A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. 


The family wishes to extend a special thanks to CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care McDowell, especially Meghan Stackable, Diane Brooks, and her caregiver, Cindy McCombs.

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A candle was lit in memory of Doris Whiting

Curtiss L. Poteat Aug 30 2022 8:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Whiting

Shirli Walker Carson Aug 9 2022 8:37 PM

There are so many wonderful things I could say about my dear friend Doris. She was the kindest, most loving and giving person I have ever known. A true child of the King. It has been a privilege to know you my friend and I will see you again.  

Deanna Mault Aug 8 2022 6:38 PM

Judi So sorry to hear of your sisters passing Sending you love

Lynda Haynes Aug 8 2022 6:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Whiting

Lynda Haynes Aug 8 2022 6:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Whiting

Bobby Whiting & family Aug 8 2022 2:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Whiting

Dennis Crocker Aug 7 2022 12:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Whiting

Patti Briggs Aug 7 2022 3:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Whiting

Angela and Tim Horton Aug 6 2022 11:30 PM

Judi, I am so sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers!

Pamela Wyatt Riffle Aug 6 2022 11:15 PM

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