Rev. Franklin C. “Frank” Whitmire: Obituary

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Rev. Franklin C. “Frank” Whitmire, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital.
Born May 4, 1942 in Forsyth County to the late Kermit and Ivy Whitmire, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 11 years having moved from Marietta. Rev. Whitmire was ordained into the ministry in 1980 and served as Pastor of DeFoor Avenue Baptist Church until 1997. He served as Principal of University Baptist Church Christian School for 2 years and has served as the Associate Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church since 1999. He was also a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and enjoyed antique automobiles.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Paulette Whitmire, Dawsonville; sons and daughters in law, Frank, Jr. and Yvette Whitmire, Dawsonville, Jeff and Amanda Whitmire, Woodstock; grandchildren, Annie and Andrew Laird, Tim Whitmire, Gracie Whitmire, Robin Whitmire, Kenny Whitmire and Tess Whitmire.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 3 o’clock at Lighthouse Baptist Church with the remains placed in state at 2 o’clock. Rev. Charles Blackstock will officiate. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Gardens.
The family will receive friends Monday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 174, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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