Mary Frances Moore Whatley


Mary Frances Moore Whatley passed away on Nov. 28, 2020. She was born on Oct. 30, 1939 in Auburn, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Thomas Barry Whatley, Sr., and her parents Joseph Connie and Martha Ida Moore.

She is survived by her three children, Beth (Doug) Taylor, Ginger Whatley, Barry (Leigh) Whatley; her eight grandchildren Ryann (Bryan) Stone, Douglas (Kristin) Taylor, Sam Cowles, Josh Cowles, Mary Landon Whatley, Ellie Whatley, Thomas Whatley III and Wyatt Whatley; and her three great-grandchildren Charlotte Taylor, Douglas Taylor, Mac Stone.

Mary Frances attended Auburn University and St. Margaret’s School of Nursing. Fran married the love of her life, Barry, in April, 1963. She was a wonderful wife who was loved dearly by her children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was a great cook and entertainer and especially loved her time at “Sawtooth” with her family and friends.

There will be a family graveside service at Garden Hills Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

There was a Memorial Service on Nov. 29, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Reverend Earl Ballard officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:

Trinity United Methodist Church

800 2nd Avenue

Opelika, AL 36801.

Frederick-Dean Funeral Home directed.


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