AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Anna Alexander Whitney, 102, wife of the late Charles Barry Whitney went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 25, 2006. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Magnolia Cemetery with the Reverend George Robertson officiating. Mrs. Whitney, a life long resident of Augusta, was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was an initial supporter of Child Evangelism Fellowship and taught children's classes for over thirty years. She and her late husband were among the founders of Augusta Christian Schools. She was a member of the Mary Warren Foundation, past president of the Flower Study Club and one of the founding members of the Augusta Rose Society. She enjoyed her large garden of more than 125 roses from which she won many awards. Mrs. Whitney was the granddaughter of Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander, one of the initiators of the wig-wag signal system. Alexander Hall, Fort Gordon, Ga. is named in his honor. General Alexander will be inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame April 29, 2006. Survivors include her son, Charles Barry Whitney, Jr. and his wife Laure Bailie Whitney of Augusta; a granddaughter, Cynthia Hite Johnston, Decatur, Alabama; a grandson, Mark Wayne Hite of Augusta, and four great grandchildren. The family extends special appreciation and thanks to loving companions and caregivers, Amelia Singleton and Isle Adams and the caring personnel at Forest Lake Care Facility. If so desired, memorials may be made to Augusta Christian Schools, 313 Baston Road, Martinez, GA 30907, Child Evangelism Fellowship, 2819 Jordon Street, Augusta, GA 30906, First Presbyterian Church, 642 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901, the Gideons International, P.O. Box 14774, Augusta, GA 30919 or to the missions of ones choice. Platts Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave, Augusta, Ga., 30904 (706) 733-3636.
The Augusta Chronicle March 28, 2006