Graveside services for Millie Whitley, 97, of Rockdale were held Friday, April 29, 2011, in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale with Earl Whitmore officiating.

Mrs. Whitley died Wednesday, April 27, in Renaissance Villa in Rockdale.

She was born Sept. 15, 1914, in Fayette, Alabama, to Will and Bittie (Townsend) Harkins.

She married William Cecil Whitley on April 12, 1933, in Fayette, Alabama.

Mrs. Whitley had been a Rockdale resident since 1965 and was formerly of Mobile, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cecil Whitley; a daughter, Martha Grace Groner; and six siblings, Merle Galloway, Dutch Falls, Amy Crowe, Boog Gwen, Lige Harkins and Robert “Bus” Harkins.

Sur v ivors are a daughter, Emelia Holder and husband Charles of Rockdale; two grandchildren, Cecilia Pryor of Belton, Kimberly James and husband Bobby of Hurst; and two greatgrandchildren, Cameron James and John David James.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3429 Executive Center Dr., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731 or to a charity of your choice.

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