Ethel Hall Whaley

Ethel Hall Whaley

January 1, 2023, 96, Mount Olive –

Ethel Hall Whaley, 96, a Mount Olive resident, passed away on New Year’s Day, 2023, at Genesis Health Care.

Daughter of the late Alfred and Ellen Hall, she was the widow of the Rev. Paul J.  Whaley, who was a minister of the First Christian Church, and the late owner of Whaley’s Cabinet Shop in Mount Olive.

A member of First Christian Church of Mount Olive, she was a retired nursing assistant with 15 years of service with Medical Park Nursing Home, now Genesis.

Mrs. Whaley is survived by three children, David Alfred Whaley and wife, Deborah, Lena Ellen Whaley Jones and husband, Kenneth, all of Mount Olive, and  James Roy Whaley and wife, Patricia, of Clinton; grandchildren, Jason Whaley, Stacy Jones, Ashley Heath and husband, David, Joshua Whaley and wife, Ebony, and Brook Danks and husband, Marc; and great-grandchildren, Paul O’neal Whaley, Noah Heath, Zoey Marie Whaley, Taylor Heath, Everett Danks, and Ira Danks.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Beulah Jones, Ronnie Sykes, Inez Tweedy, and Eva Starnes; and a special niece, Thelma Davis.

Graveside services will be Thursday, January 5, at 2 p.m. in the Faison Cemetery in Faison, NC.  Presiding will be Pastor Doug Dexter.  The family will greet friends at the cemetery at the conclusion of the service.