Alice Hersey Whitaker (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Alice Hersey Whitaker, wife of Mr. Max Whitaker, River View Dr. entered into rest Friday, April 11, 2008. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 12 noon, Monday, April 12, 2008. Private graveside services will be held in Magnolia Cemetery. Mrs. Whitaker was a graduate of North Georgia College, with degrees in Chemistry and Biology, and she had a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Augusta College, graduating third in her class. She was a laboratory supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital and had taught school. She was very involved with the arts in Augusta, was a Cub Scout den mother and a swimming enthusiast at Hammond Hills Pool. The Whitaker's celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on March 15, 2008. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Whitaker was survived by three sons; David Whitaker (Olga), Saudi Arabia; Alan Whitaker, Denver, CO; and Kirk Whitaker, North Augusta; a daughter, Anne W. Baker (Frank), Cheraw, SC; a brother, Warren Clark Hersey, Hobe Sound, FL; and five grandchildren, Alice, Fran and Samantha Baker, and Max and Ivan Whitaker. Memorials may be made to the Nancy Carson Library Fund, 135 Edgefield Rd., North Augusta, SC 29841. Visit the online registry at . Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle-April 13, 2008