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Syble W. Whitley

Syble Whitehurst Whitley, 87, of Franklin, Va passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Whitley; sisters, Nell Champion, Jean Bunch, Catherine Hurdle, and Willy Honeycutt; and brother, William “Billy” Whitehurst.

In her early 20’s, Syble worked at Godwin Motors as a secretary and enjoyed her job. She then went to work at Home Interior for over 40 years as an interior designer. She was a great at making floral arrangements and loved decorating homes.

She is survived by her son, Edward Allen, Jr. and his wife Kathryn A. Allen; grandsons, Robert L. Allen and Brandon L. Allen; sister in law, Barbara Jean Barnes and Kay Whitley; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hunterdale Volunteer Fire Dept, 201 Delaware Rd, Franklin, VA 23851 for the numerous times they were a blessing to Mrs. Whitley. The family would also like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to Comfort Keepers of Franklin, Va in the last several months for the care they provided Mrs. Whitley. Also thanks to very close friends, Mary M. Davis, Mable Bunch, and Kathryn Lamb.

Burial will be held privately at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and family at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, Va on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Condolences may be registered online at RWBakerFH.com.

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Syble was such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Sheri Jett Sep 7 2021 3:20 PM

Mrs Whitley was a good person. I\'m going to miss her so much. I glad I got to know her.

Kyrsten Joyner Sep 6 2021 8:51 PM

Syble was a top sales person and trainer for our top unit of Home Interiors.
As her manager I respected her and had a great friendship with her and
Alvin. We extend our sincere sympathy to her family.

Faye and Jack Gordon Sep 5 2021 1:30 PM

Sending prayers for the family.
Jackie Butler White

Jackie White Sep 2 2021 2:30 PM

I'll always have fond memories of Syble helping young couples decorate their 'new homes.'

Nancy Carr Greene Sep 2 2021 12:01 PM

Sorry for your lost. Our family is keeping your family in our prayers.

carla johhson Sep 1 2021 12:18 PM

So sorry for your lost we love you guys 💜🙏😇

Pam Donker Sep 1 2021 9:35 AM

Mrs. Syble held several parties for me at my home remember her fondly

Robin Baker Rawls Sep 1 2021 8:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Syble Whitley

Melissa & Jimmie Howell Aug 31 2021 10:58 PM