Martha Fowler Whitehead

Published 1:27 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Martha Fowler Whitehead, 83, of Darlington Heights, entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, February 27, 2016. She was born in the Throck Community at home on November 27, 1932. She was one of six children born to the late Hillard and Ola Allen Fowler. Martha was preceded in death by her siblings, Hillard, Dan, Frank, Billy and Susan.

Martha Fowler married James Henry Whitehead on December 25, 1951. From this union were born two children, Janet Whitehead Magruder (Buster) and James Dale Whitehead (Carol Warren). She had three grandchildren, Angela Robinson Camp (Tom), Brock Robinson (Ashley) and Anna Whitehead and eight great-grandchildren, Trevor, Jalynn, Caleb and Brooklynn Camp, Auden, Kamri and Haven Robinson, and Rhoda Whitehead Karubian. Martha leaves behind several special brothers and sisters-in-law, Nancy and Marie Fowler and Larry and Barbara Whitehead. She also had several very special nieces and nephews, Allen, Mark, Dean, Ronnie and Donnie Fowler, Kim Whitehead Butler, Sandy Fowler Yeatts and Dean Whitehead.

She was a member of Pamplin Chapter #58 Order Of The Eastern Star and Spring Creek Baptist Church. Martha had many passions such as hunting, fishing, cooking, canning, gardening, farming, quilting and sewing but she was best known for her musical talents. Martha loved singing and playing both the piano and guitar. She shared this talent every opportunity she could. She was the adult choir director for many years and the pianist for her beloved church.

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The family would like to thank Martha’s dedicated caregiver, Deborah Wade, for the many hours and love she showed to our beloved mother and granny.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Puckett Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. – 2 pm. before the service.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.