Judy Whitefield

Friday, July 25, 2014

Judy Whitefield, 71, of the Farmington Community of Marshall County, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Columbia.

Mrs. Whitefield was born in Smith County, Tenn. and was a daughter of the late Marvin Ford and Georgia Smith Watts. She was a graduate of Bethesda High School, Class of 1960, and a member of Farmington Baptist Church. In 1995, Mrs. Whitefield retired after 20 years of service as a purchasing agent for Teledyne, Inc. of Lewisburg. After retirement she enjoyed being wife, mother and grandmother to her family. In 2013, she joined her daughter, Lisa, as co-owner of the Basket Case Florist in Lewisburg which was relocated to Chapel Hill and is now Main Street Flowers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Neese.

Mrs. Whitefield is survived by her husband of 54 years, Eddie Whitefield of the Farmington Community; children, Jeff (Leigh) Whitefield of Columbia and Lisa (Terry) Savage of the Farmington Community; grandson, Jake Savage of the Farmington Community; and sisters, Joyce Watts of Lewisburg, and Betty Miller and Mary Ferrell, both of Minnesota.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 24, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Jones and Rev. John House officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Jake Savage, Terry Savage, Jessie Crawford, Charlie Haskins, Sammy Brewer, Jessie Whaley, Tommy Wigington, and Ewing Newsom served as pallbearers.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, in charge of arrangements.