The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

January 30, 2013



TARBORO — TARBORO — James “Frog” Whitley, 83, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Carlisle Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Clemmons and the Rev. Ronnie Clemmons officiating. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park.

Frog is survived by his loving family including his wife of 59 years, Betty Ruth Elks Whitley; a daughter, Dinah Jackson, of Goldsboro; two sons, Steve Edward Whitley and Ronnie Whitley, both of Tarboro; a sister, Helen Wilson, of Tarboro; a brother, Owen Whitley, of Pinetops; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Carlisle Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., Tarboro.

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