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Mrs. Rita Jean Whitmire

Mrs. Rita Jean Whitmire
  • October 2, 1940 - February 25, 2013
  • Brevard, North Carolina
  • American Cancer Society
    120 Executive Park
    Asheville, NC 28801

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“Wanda and Sherry, I was so sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. May God bless and be with you'all at this difficult time. Sincerely, Keith...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Keith Whitmire - Asheville, NC

“Rita was a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with her at College Walk. My prayers go out to her family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Lambert Walker - Brevard, NC

“Words cannot express the sorrow I feel in my heart I had known miss Rita most of my life I'm praying for her family and know it won't be long till...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rachel Flores - NC - friend

“So very sorry to hear of Aunt Rita's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Wish we could be there with you. May the Lord...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: David & Janet Robinson - TN

“I can't tell you how many times I have been told by Rita just how much she loved me and not only that but all the hugs I have received from her...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Hoxit - Brevard, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Miss Rita was such a kind and special lady. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Frady McCall

“She will be sorely missed. We love you all. Prayers for you all. Love and hugs to you all. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ruby Dobbins - Brevard, NC

“Cheryl and the Whitmire Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My Prayers are with you, and I ask God to continue to Bless and Keep you all in...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Workman - Asheville, NC

“Sending loving prayers. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Tim & Cathy Trojan - Sacramento, CA


Rita Jean Whitmire, 72, of Brevard, NC passed away on February 25, 2013 after a brief illness.

She was a daughter of the late Herbert and Lila McCall Hall and a native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County. She was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Whitmire who died in 1995 and two brothers; Herbert "Hub" Hall and Eric Hall.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church and retired from College Walk.

Her family and friends will miss her kind smile and sweet spirit for she truly made the world a better place to live.

She is survived by two daughters; Wanda Pruitt and her husband David of Hendersonville, NC, Cheryl Elledge and her husband Anthony of Asheville, NC, four grandchildren; James Pruitt and his wife Rachel, Mathew Pruitt and his future wife Chelsey Trojan, Stephanie Jarvis and her husband Josh and Renee Pruitt, five great grandchildren; Brook, Timothy and Mitchell Pruitt and Maddy and Noah Jarvis, and one niece; Penny Stewart.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2013 at Community Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 PM Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Calvert Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, #120, Asheville, NC 28801.

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Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services is caring for the family.