Betty Jo Nance Whitehead, 75, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Columbus Regional Healthcare in Whiteville. She was the daughter of the late Emily Williamson Nance and William Ernest Nance and the widow of Robert Gale Whitehead. She was also preceded in death by two siblings, James Carlie “J.C.” Nance and JoAnn Tart.
The family received friends Saturday, Nov. 10 at Worthington Funeral Home. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at the funeral home with Revs. Jeff Stocks and Denise Clewis officiating. Interment will be in the Gowan Cemetery in Cerro Gordo.
Survivors include three children, Jackie Whitehead of the home, Michael Thad Whitehead of Cerro Gordo and Jason Gale Whitehead of Chadbourn; her sister, Anna N. Blanton of Chadbourn; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the burial fund at Worthington Funeral Home, P.O. Box 352, Chadbourn, N.C. 28431.