Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro with the Revs. Caswell E. Shaw and John E. Williams officiating.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William D. Whitehurst and wife, Maggie D. Whitehurst; sisters Doris D. DeVault and Ruby W. Mayes; and son-in-law, Alva H. Ward III.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine N. Whitehurst; a daughter, Gwen W. Ward; a sister, Clara Belle Whitehurst Dail of Tarboro; and two brothers, Billy Whitehurst of Rocky Mount and George Whitehurst of Tarboro.
Mr. Whitehurst was the owner of Whitehurst Body Shop, a member of Conetoe Methodist Church and a volunteer member of the Conetoe Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Conetoe Methodist Church or one's favorite charity.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.
Funeral arrangements by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro. ource:24 October 2006 Daily Southerner newspaper, Tarboro, NC