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Ann Thomas Whitney

August 24, 1952 ~ August 29, 2021

Ann Thomas Whitney, age 69, passed away peacefully at her second home in Port Saint Lucie, Florida on August 29, 2021.

Ann was a dedicated wife, mother, and friend. Above the kitchen sink where she loved to cook, Ann kept a plaque that reads “A Garden of Friends” and that embodied her in many ways. She was a gardener in all aspects of her life, nurturing lifelong friendships and her family. When she was not caring for her family, she enjoyed spending time outdoors in her greenhouse with her plants and orchids. Also, a lifelong seamstress and crafter, she loved to make clothes for herself, her daughters, and later her granddaughters. A birthday would not go by without a handmade card from Ann. She used her scrap booking and organization skills as Historian and President of the Caney Fork CDC and started the weekly card playing club to meet new friends and share laughter.

Ann is survived by her husband of 49 years, Curtis Clark Whitney and her children Curtis Scott Whitney of Marietta, GA, Elizabeth Whitney Sayman and Robert Sayman of Cary NC, and Allison Dawn Whitney and Melanie Neena Whitney of Port St Lucie, Fl as well as her grandchildren, Kyle Sayman, Jordan Sayman and Emma Sayman. All whom loved her dearly and will never forget her tenacity, laughter, charm, and undying caring love. She will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John T. Thomas and Frances J. Thomas.

Ann’s ashes will be buried at Balsam Grove Cemetery on Caney Fork. No public service is planned.



Mary Bauer

August 31, 2021, 7:28 pm

I have been friends with Ann since 1983, when I moved next door to a wonderful, caring, talented person I will never forget. She was a friend for life,
She has suffered enough these last couple of years. I’m very happy she is at peace, feeling no pain, and sitting right next to God. Amen
I miss you already…❤️

Marilyn Kress

August 31, 2021, 9:03 pm

I met Ann when she and Curt moved into Shadywoods, early 2000s. Ann was always so bubbly and friendly, full of life and energy. These past few years were not kind to you. You fought a good battle my friend. May you Rest in Peace. Will miss you and all the fun times we had but you will always be in my heart. Love You! Marilyn

Suzan Paulson

August 31, 2021, 9:07 pm

Rest In Peace, dear Cousin. Such a long battle was met with the inspiring strength you all shared. My heart goes out to all of you as you begin to grieve this final loss. Love to all of you.


August 31, 2021, 11:10 pm

Sometimes you meet people and just like them from the start. Ann was one of those people. Thanks for the memories of the scuba diving trip where we met you and Curtis. RIP sweet Ann!

Harry and Gaye Folsom

September 1, 2021, 1:28 am

We like so many loved you dearly. We will treasure our memories of all the fun times we had. Included were neighborhood garage sales, white water rafting, visiting Caney Fork, watching the original Saturday Night Live just to name a few. You’ll always be in our hearts. Our love goes out to your family.

Claude P Jones

September 2, 2021, 7:30 pm

Curt, I’ sorry for the loss of your Anne. She was a sweet and kind young lady.

I look forward to the time I see you again at the bookstore.

Susan Dennison

September 3, 2021, 6:06 pm

Ann your contribution the the Red H in Sylva’s Red Hat Ladies was amazing. I liked for you from the first time we met. We had so much in common at the start. Curt, I’m sorry for your loss. Ann was loved by many and her sense of humor was contagious.

Joan Sipler

September 6, 2021, 5:56 pm

Dear Curt and Family,
Just received the news. Our hearts are heavy for your loss is extreme. Ann was a gifted gal and loved to laugh and make others just as happy. Hope you find peace in knowing Ann is where true gladness is found! Your angel on earth and in heaven. Please let us know if we can be helpful in any way. Love, Ernie, Joan Sipler and family

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