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William "Henry" Whiteside
William “Henry” Whiteside, age 89, of Union Mills, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The son of the late Charlie and Cora Eplee Whiteside, Henry was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina on November 13, 1931.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Flora Harris.
Henry, who was a true sweetheart, loved and cared for his family and was affectionately nicked named “Pete” by his nieces and nephews. An amazing and great uncle, he was a life long farmer and a member of Piedmont Baptist Church in Rutherfordton.
He is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Quinton of Forest City and Hazel Cogdell of Rutherfordton; thirteen nieces and nephews; twenty-one great nieces and nephews; and twenty-seven great-great nieces and nephews; two great-great-great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Piedmont Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Henry’s memory are asked to consider, Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1534, Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139-1534 (www.habitat.org) and/or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 (www.hocf.org).
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