January 24, 2014 11:32 PM | 1459 views | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mary Jean Whitfield, 95, died on January 23, 2014. She influenced many, and while her passing is a great celebration of a life well lived in Christ, she will be deeply missed. Mrs. Whitefield was a lifelong resident of the Marietta area. She was a member of Marietta First Baptist where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and as a member of the Library staff.   Mary Jean was a founding member of the Anne Hathaway Garden Club.  She retired from The Marietta Federal Bank. Mary Jean was preceded in death by her husbands; Howard Adair and Tom Whitfield; her parents: Jesse and Mary Upshaw; siblings: Elizabeth Townsend, Petty, James and Jakie Upshaw, and nephew, Mal Upshaw. Surviving are nieces: Melanie, Mary Louise, and Judy Upshaw, and Harriette Davis; nephews Bobby and Eddie Townsend; in-laws, Florence Jackson and Sam Whitfield; as well as many nieces, nephews, and their children from the Upshaw, Whitfield and Adair families. A memorial service will be held at the Marietta First Baptist Church Chapel on Saturday, January 25th, at 2:00 pm.  Officiating will be Dr. Brian Upshaw, Dr. Bryan Whitfield, Dr. Bill Ross and Rev. Dean Hunter. A graveside service will be 1:00 pm Saturday at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Marietta First Baptist Church building or library fund.  Family will receive friends in the chapel parlor following the memorial service. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta will be handling the arrangements. 770-428-1511.

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Sally Johnson
January 27, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Mary Jean's passing. I went to work at Marietta Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1973. She was one of the first ladies I met. She always had a smile on her face and was so sweet to me. In the late 70's some of us had an out to eat coupon book. She was in our group of ladies that would venture out and try new places to eat from that book. I was the youngest (20's) of that group but loved every minute I spent with Mary Jean and the other ladies.

She will be missed by many people that knew her. I'm glad I've have fond memories of her.
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