Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

August 29, 2013

Carolyn Whitis

Carolyn Marie Godbey Whitis, age 67, of Somerset, Ky., went to rest in the arms of God on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center surrounded by her family.
Carolyn was born on Dec. 14, 1945 to the late Wallace and Nancy Spears Godbey. She loved watching her grandson, D.J., bowl, and her granddaughter, Amanda, play ball. She also enjoyed shopping at Goodwill, going to flea markets and yard sales. She loved to attent gospel singings, and going to Denham Street Baptist Church where she has been a member since 1999. Carolyn retired from the Oakwood Training Center in 2001.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. Edwin “Ed” Whitis, whom she married on Oct. 12, 1968. Two children blessed this union. They are Lorna (and Don) Haynes and Rodney (and Sherri) Whitis. 
She is also survived by her two grandchildren, D.J. and Amanda Haynes, and a granddog, Derby, all of Somerset, Ky; two brothers, Floyd (and Ruby) Godbey of Dayton, Ohio, and Ben (and Ina) Godbey of Somerset, Ky.; two sisters, Gladys Lesch of Louisville, Ky. and Norma Wilhoite of Westfield, Ind.; brothers and sisters-in-law, James (and Ernestine) Whitis, Viola Pike, Margaret Poindexter, Harold Whitis, Bob (and Betty) Whitis, Paulette (and Morris) Murphy all of Somerset, Ky., Edna Floyd of Lexington, Ky. and Mary Lee (and Dan) Mink of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; her best lifetime friend, Opal Roy of Science Hill, Ky.; and a host of other family and friends.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gyrstal Godbey; father and mother-in-law, James and Mary Bell (Goff) Whitis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Lesch, Buddy Wilhoite, Carl Whitis, Maxine and Bud Johnson, Pearl and John Hall, Lena and James McQueen, Herbert Whitis, Gene Floyd, and Bobby Poindexter; and two granddogs, Zaya and Casey.

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