Mildred Hughes Whittington, age 92, of Hickory NC died on May 16th, 2018, at Four Seasons Hospice in Asheville NC.
Mildred is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dr. Thomas and Robbin Whittington of Asheville NC and her daughter and son-in-law Janet and Michael Salisbury of Marietta GA. Mildred is also survived by grandsons James Salisbury and his wife Meaghan Salisbury of Roswell GA, Gregory Salisbury of Marietta GA, her step-grandchildren and great grandchild Cory Moore of Fayetteville NC and his son Jason Moore, and Brent Moore of Asheville NC. She is preceded in death by her husband Otto K. Whittington of Hickory NC and her sister Mary Lee Shaw of Laurinburg NC.
Mildred was born on September 9, 1925, in Wilmington, NC to parents Leon L. Hughes and Emma Suggs. She graduated from Salem College with a degree in Secondary Education. She taught English for many years at Hickory High School. She loved teaching and positively impacted the lives of many of her students. Mildred was a patron of the arts for many years. She enjoyed ballet and the Hickory Art Museum. Mildred and her husband OK were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Hickory where she sang in the choir for many years.
A graveside service is planned for 11:00 AM Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery. All are welcome to attend.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Mildred Hughes Whittington.
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