- Cullman, Alabama

November 20, 2013

Athel Wilhite

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home

CULLMAN — Athel Wilhite

Funeral services for Athel Wilhite, 83, of Vinemont will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Glenn Miller and Ronnie Johnson officiating, with Masonic grave rites and interment in Cullman City Cemetery.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Wilhite died Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born July 19, 1930, in Cullman to Silas and Ethel Powell Wilhite. He was a millwright in the construction business, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having achieved the rank of PFC.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Gay Nell Quarles Wilhite; a son, Athel Thomas Wilhite; a daughter, Joyce Marie Wilhite Liles; three sisters, Willadean (Jackie) Hale, Christine Blevins and Patsy Farley; two grandsons, Wesley Liles and Riley Liles; and two granddaughters, Evie Liles and Kristen Liles.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.