Evelyn J. Whitehair, age 82, of Harrisville, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Pine View Nursing and Rehab Center, Harrisville, WV. She was born May 25, 1930, at Wilsonburg, WV, the daughter of the late Russell and Edna Heath Dodd.
She had worked for the Ritchie County Garment Factories and the Bargain Cellar. She was a member of the Pennsboro Baptist Church¸ loved cooking, sewing, and playing bingo. Her most cherished time was spent with her family, friends and her church family.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Donna Collins (Donn), Vienna, WV, Diane Sheperd (Mike), Long Run Community, Greenwood, WV, Donald Whitehair (Bonita), Leeson Run, Greenwood, WV, Debbie Perkins (Larry), Pennsboro, WV, Dwight Whitehair, (Janice), Pennsboro, WV, Darlene Flanagan, (Joe), Cabin Run, Pennsboro, WV, and Doris Whitehair, Marietta, OH; brother, Ronald Dodd, Finch, WV; sisters, Peggy Jones, Pennsboro, WV and Helen Snider, Big Springs, WV, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her cat Gracie and Button the resident cat of Pine View.
In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Whitehair, brothers, Nile, Max, Roy, Millard and Jimmy Dodd, sisters, Pauline Stevens, Betty Blankship and Nancy Dodd, two grandchildren, Teresa Congdon and Jennifer Whitehair. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the McCullough Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, at 1:00 PM with the Pastor Jason Fillmore officiating. Burial will follow in the Gnats Run Cemetery, near Pennsboro, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2013, and after 10:00 AM on the day of the service.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com.