- October 4, 1931 - January 13, 2013
- Newton, North Carolina
of Annabelle's Passing
Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Road
Newton, NC 28658
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“I will always remember the time that my brother, sister-in-law, and I spent with Belle before she passed. She seemed very happy. We didn't get to see...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Myrtle Hopper Harris - Attalla, AL
“Aunt Belle will be missed by all that know her. She was a very special person.I loved her laugh and her sweet smile.We will be praying for all of you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Hopper Johnson - Greenville, AL
I miss her already! I will be praying for you as you go through tomorrow. We all loved her and we send our love to each of you!
3 of 7 | Posted by: Irene Hopper - Attalla, AL
“Carol, Joan, Andy, and Tim,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I will always remember how excited I was at Easter when Aunt...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joey Hopper - Riverton, UT
“Carol, Joan, Andy, Tim,
I loved Aunt Belle even though a lot of years went by not seeing her. When I did see her, it was as if no time had passed,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Hopper - Tuscaloosa, AL
“Aunt Belle will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
6 of 7 | Posted by: Kristy - Attalla, AL - neice
“The staff of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations wish to express our sincere condolences to the Whitener Family.
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ANNABELLE "ANN" WHITENER
NEWTON - Mrs. Annabelle "Ann" Hopper Whitener, 81, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice.
She was born October 4, 1931 in Etowah County, AL, the daughter of Joseph and Lillie Higdon Hopper. She was an active parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where she volunteered in many of the church ministries. She was a Registered Nurse, retired from Sam's Club and enjoyed reading. Her family and friends were her greatest enjoyment. She never met a stranger and her greatest joy was talking to people. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert "Bob" M. Whitener; a daughter, Jennia Marie Young: a sister, Sue Spidell and a brother, W.B. Hopper.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Gilbert of Archdale and Joan Stacey and husband, Mike of Wilmington; two sons, Andy Whitener and wife, Pam of Connelly Springs and Tim Whitener and wife, Beth of Hickory; a sister Myrtle Harris of Attalla, AL; three brothers, L.J. Hopper, R.B. Hopper and D.L. "Delbo". Hopper all of Attalla, AL; eight grandchildren, Justin Gilbert, Brandon Gilbert, Wendy Whitener, Mandy Whitener, Ross Young, Anah Whitener, Sera Whitener and Katy Stanley; numerous nieces, nephews and family friends.
A celebration of Ann's life will be held at a funeral mass at 12:10 PM Wednesday, January 16th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church by Fr. James M. Collins. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass at the church.
Contributions may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
Online condolences may be made at www.catawbamemorialpark.com.
Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are providing professional services to the Whitener Family.