CONOVER Mary Crouse Whisnant, 76, of Conover Boulevard East, Conover, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born Aug. 16, 1935, in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Crouse and the late Johnnie Brown Crouse. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers and a granddaughter, Misty Lou Michelle Bivens. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jacob Odell Whisnant of Conover; one daughter, Deborah and J.W. Henderson of Conover; two brothers, Charlie Crouse of Lincolnton and Gaither Crouse of Belmont; four sisters, Alice Crouse, Susie Crouse and Ruth Sigmon, all of Maiden, and Faye Sigmon of Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Thursday, March 15, at 4 p.m. at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden with Pastor Eddie Black officiating. Burial will follow in Hulls Grove North Campus Cemetery in Lincolnton. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 3 to 3:45 p.m., at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden. Memorials may be given to Blessed Hope Ministries Church, 1659 Old Conover Startown Rd., Newton, NC 28658. Visit burkemortuary. com to register your condolences. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Whisnant family.
Published in Hickory Daily Record on March 14, 2012