MIDLAND Gertrude Whitley Widenhouse, 98, of Midland, went to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at St. Andrews Living Center in Concord. Gertrude was born Sept. 12, 1920, to the late Claude Alex Whitley and the late Fannie Caroline Eudy Whitley. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Wilson Turner and husband, Coy Ernest Widenhouse; brothers, Earl B. Whitley, Aubrey Whitley, Claude Whitley, Ray Whitley; and sisters, Mildred Whitley Smith, Pauline Whitley Miller and Bessie Whitley Duggins. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Turner Simpson and husband, Jim; grandsons, John Robert Simpson and wife, Mary, and Jimmy Paul Simpson; granddaughter, Myra Simpson Dehais and husband, John; three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Rena Whitley Kluttz and husband, Harry. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12, at St. Stephens Wesleyan Church. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Gary Morris. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephens Wesleyan Church, 7601 Brusharbor Rd., Concord, NC 28025. Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Widenhouse family. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.hartsellfh.com.

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