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Sylvia Cross (Dunn) Whitley

February 8, 1936 ~ August 18, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Sylvia Dunn Whitley, 86 of Stanley, NC passed away Thursday, Aug 18, 2022, at Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center, in Lincolnton, NC. Sylvia was a native of Charlotte, NC, and the daughter of the late Kenneth B. Dunn and Thelma H. Dunn. Sylvia was a graduate of Central High School in Charlotte, NC, and worked at Cross Chevrolet in Mount Holly, NC.   

Sylvia was a devoted wife and mother, and a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Holly. She served in the church for many years and was an active member of her circle. She volunteered in the community as a Boy Scout leader and was also known as an avid Bridge player in her Bridge Club. She loved to travel the world and go anywhere she could shop.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her son, Eric Dunn Cross, and first husband Herman James Cross, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Max H. Whitley, Sr; son, Richard Scott Cross; grandson, Eric Shane Cross; great-grandson, Tyler Cross; great- granddaughter, Brailee Cross; sister, Joyce Gaston; and brother, Kenneth B. Dunn, Jr. (Fern).

A private burial will be held at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mount Holly. A memorial service, to celebrate the life of Sylvia, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly.

Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 133 S Main Street, Mount Holly, NC 28120. Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is caring for Mrs. Whitley's family.

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Memorial Service
August 28, 2022

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church - Mount Holly
133 S. Main Street
Mount Holly, NC 28120


First Presbyterian Church - Mount Holly
133 S. Main St., Mount Holly NC 28120
Tel: 1-704-827-0521


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