Audrey Shiflette Whitman

Mrs. Whitman, age 87, passed away on Feb. 8, 2008, in Charlotte, N.C.

She was born and raised in Greenbrier County and graduated from Rainelle High School.

She was the daughter of Mose and Blanch Shiflette.

She lived in Charleston for 60 years where she owned and operated Audrey's Hairstyling Salon on East Washington Street for over 33 years. Audrey spent the last five years in Charlotte, N.C., with her son and grandchildren.

Audrey is survived by her son, Bob Whitman; grandchildren, Scott and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Cole and Sophia, all of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughter, Robyn of Ashville, N.C.; and sisters, Mu-riel Lowe of Marietta, Ohio, and Frances Overton of Maxton, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Buck" Whitman; and her brothers, Layton, Lynn, Milford, and Miles Shiflette.

Audrey and her husband both donated their bodies for medical research.

A memorial celebrating her life will be held at the United Methodist Church in Rainelle on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 2 p.m. Her nephew, the Rev. Carl Ripley, will conduct the service with the assistance of the Rev. Stanley Clark. A reception will follow the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are being handled by Smathers Funeral Home.

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