Annie Ruth Hagood Whitten

Published 7:14 am Wednesday, June 17, 2009

By Staff
ATMORE - Annie Ruth Hagood Whitten, 97, of Atmore died Saturday, June 13, 2009 at her residence.
She was a retired school teacher, born in Greensboro, Hale County on Oct. 26, 1911 to the late Hugh Scott and Mary Hagood. Mrs. Whitten was reared in Evergreen, Conecuh County, attended grammar school and high school in Evergreen, graduating in 1929. She attended Huntingdon College for four years and graduated in 1933 with an A-B Degree in English and mathematics. She taught in high schools of Alabama for more than 35 years, 29 years in Escambia County High School in Atmore. She married Thomas Pierce Whitten on June 24, 1937 moving to Atmore in 1944.
Mr. Whitten preceded her in death.
She is survived by, cousins, Dr. Martha Hagood and Peggy Hagood Oakley of Columbia and godson, Charles B. Carlton of Birmingham.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2009 at Magnolia Cemetery in Evergreen with Bro. Tim Trent and the Rev. Albert Kennington officiating. Active pallbearers were, Jeff Ross, Charles Carlton, Jack Beck, Randy Nichols, Gordon Nichols and Floyd Adams.
A special thanks to Ada Powers as a special friend and caregiver. Memorials may be made to the Atmore First United Methodist Church.
Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.

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