JoAnne Richie Whitlow, 83, of 3449 Ringgold Church Road, Ringgold, died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at her residence after a decline in health for the past year.

Mrs. Whitlow was born on Jan. 20, 1938, a daughter of the late Charles Elvin Richie and the late Lucille Alderson. She spent all of her life in the Pittsylvania County area where she retired from the Danville Christian School. She was a member of Ringgold Baptist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Group and the Joy Club.

On Dec. 21, 1956, she married Howard “H.F.” Whitlow, who survives, of the residence.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jerry L. Whitlow of Greenville, South Carolina, and Edward D. “Ed” Whitlow and wife Ellen of Ringgold; two grandchildren, Jacob A. Whitlow and wife Sierra and Miah Grace Whitlow; a great grandchild, Judah Gray Whitlow; and three brothers, Buddy Richie of South Boston, Tommy Richie and wife Barbara of Ringgold, and Johnny Richie of Sutherlin.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel with the Rev. Duane Caldwell and Mr. Duane Almond officiating. Interment will follow the service in Highland Burial Park. The family will be receiving friends at the residence.

Wreen-Yeatts Westover Chapel is respectfully serving the Whitlow family.

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