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Blanche Sutton Whittington

February 27, 1925 February 21, 2018
Blanche Sutton Whittington
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Obituary for Blanche Sutton Whittington

Kinston-Esther Blanche Sutton Whittington, 92, was summoned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

Born February 27, 1925 in the Bucklesberry community, Blanche was the first child of Ruth and Wesley Sutton. Blanche attended Peace College and then began work at Dupont in Kinston until her retirement.

She married James Conn Whittington at the age of 38 and enjoyed many years of happiness with him until his death in 1995. Blanche was eclectic, crafty and one-of-a-kind. She enjoyed shopping and finding deals, whether in the most expensive stores, at yard sales, or the Salvation Army.

She was skilled in crocheting, knitting and sewing. Blanche loved her garden and spent many hours on the family farm driving her Super A and tending to her vegetables. Blanche will be remembered by her family for her quick wit, unique cooking, and love for each of them. While Blanche had no children, she loved her nieces and nephews like her own.

Blanche was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church, faithfully in attendance each Sunday as long as she was able, and always the first to arrive for the 8:45 service.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Allen Sutton, and sisters, Billie McPherson and Sue Faulkner. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Ellen and Chester Hooten of La Grange; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and close-knit extended family.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10-11 at Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. A private graveside service will be held later in the day at Westview Cemetery, Kinston.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to Westminster United Methodist Church, 1001 Westminster Lane, Kinston, NC 28501. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Blanche’s caregivers, Robin Germond, Darin Jenkins, Shelby Clark, Mary Franklin, Mandy Franklin, and Spring Arbor of Kinston. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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10:00 AM 2/24/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Westview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hillcrest Road
Kinston, NC 28501

Hillcrest Road Kinston 28501 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Westminster United Methodist Church

1001 Westminster Lane
Kinston, NC

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