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Bernetta Lewis Whisnant

September 17, 1928 ~ July 24, 2008 (age 79)

A memorial service for Bernetta "Netta" Lewis Whisnant, wife of Gene Whisnant, will be at 2:00PM, Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Cain Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Harley. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:00-8:00 at the residence, 1321 Berkeley Avenue. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551.

or to First Baptist Church 300 S. Irby St., Florence, SC 29505

Mrs. Whisnant, 79, of Florence, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born September 17, 1928, in Northern Neck, VA, to the late Jennings Beale and Mayfield Northen Lewis. She was also predeceased by a sister, Kitty Martin.

Mrs. Whisnant attended Westhampton Women's College, Richmond, VA. She was a member of First Baptist Church for many years and was a Sunday School teacher. She was active in Democratic Party politics on the local and national level and attended several National Conventions. She was also a former chairwomen of Voter Registration and worked at the Courthouse Voter Registration Office in years past. She was primarily a homemaker, but worked at Bruce Hospital for several years. She was also a member of the American Contract Bridge League.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are: daughters, Jill (Tom) Valesky of Bonita Springs, FL and Joy Whisnant Pereira of Wilmington, NC; granddaughter, Morgan Pereira of Wilmington, NC; brothers, J. B. Lewis of Williamsburg, VA, and Luttrell Lewis of Locust Hill, VA.

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