November 9, 2013

William Charles ‘Billy’ Whitfield

— Mr. William Charles “Billy”  Whitfield, 78, of Dalton, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the local hospital.

Billy was born Sept. 20, 1935, a son of the late Otis and Cleo Whitfield. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Farris, Olan, J.C., Travis, and Dink Whitfield; sister, Lee Gravett. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Patricia Wilson Whitfield of the residence; daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Michael Babb Sr., Kimberlee and Thomas Redwine of Dalton; son, Tony Whitfield of Calhoun; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby Whitfield, Trammell and Betty Whitfield of Calhoun, Kenneth and Linda Whitfield of Greenacres, Fla.; grandchildren, TaLisa, JoAnna, Mike Jr., Stephanie, Matthew, and Nathan; great-grandson, Jayvid; several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. William Charles “Billy” Whitfield are today at 2 p.m. from Dug Gap Baptist Church with Dr. Byron Edens officiating.

He will be at the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.