Madge Pauline Whittemore

Madge Pauline Whittemore, 93, of Huntsville, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at her home near Huntsville with her five children at her bedside.

She was born Sunday, Sept. 6, 1925, in Colbaugh, to Dan and Maud Gosvener Davis.

She was a homemaker, a member of Colbaugh Free Will Baptist and attended services at Huntsville Free Will Baptist Church. She married James Whittemore in Huntsville on May 16, 1947, and together they were parents to five children. Madge loved to sew and quilt, she enjoyed canning vegetables she raised in her garden, and was well-known for making the best coconut cream pies.

Madge was predeceased by her parents; her husband; three sisters; six brothers; and one grandson.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Carol Whittemore of Huntsville, and Danny and Dorothy Whittemore of Clifty; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and Dennis Waters of Huntsville, Donna and Bill Akers of Springdale, and Elizabeth Whittemore of Huntsville; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grand children; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 18, with Jim Spurlock officiating. Pallbearers were Danny Paul Whittemore, Blaine Coger, Jimmie Dean Pitts, Dustin Whittemore, Chad Moore, James Earl Waters and Brandon Jennings. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Kirk and Ellis Trollinger. Interment followed services at Colbaugh Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Madge’s name may be made to Hospice of North Arkansas, 4847 Kaylee Ave., Suite A, Springdale, AR 72764.

Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.

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