Stella Carlyle Whitaker, age 84 of Carthage died Friday at Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.


Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Monday at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron, NC. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


A native of Moore County she was the oldest of seven children born to the late Garland and Lucinda Lineberry Carlyle. Stella was an active charter member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker, and along with her sisters and daughters cleaned houses and business all over Moore County. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.


She was preceded in death by her husband David Cecil Whitaker; sister Joan Baxley; brothers David “Buck” Carlyle and James “J.B.” Carlyle; daughter in law Alesia Whitaker.


Stella is survived by: her six children Garland Whitaker and wife Dianne of Seven Lakes, Rex Whitaker and wife Mildred of (Woodlake) Vass, Mickey Whitaker of Carthage, Rebecca Whitaker of Carthage, Anthony “Andy” Whitaker and wife Barbara of Whispering Pines, Jennifer Black and husband Bobby of Carthage; sisters Peggy Patterson of Sanford, Joyce Futral of Lobelia; brother Gerald Carlyle of Lexington, SC; sisters-in-law Willia Mae Carlyle, and Pat Carlyle, 13 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren.


The family will receive friends Sunday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and other times at the home.


Memorials may be made to: Beaver Creek Baptist Church cemetery fund, 2280 Nicholson Rd, Cameron, NC 28326.



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  1. Dear Family, I heard the news tonight of Stella’s home going and my heart is so sad. Have been thinking of her all week and checked when I passed her house that is was dark so I was hoping she was in rehab. She had told me she was having surgery on the 6t

  2. To all the family. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know you are feeling a huge loss at this time. She was so sweet and so friendly. I always enjoyed talking to her when we ran into to each while out and about. She always seemed to enjoy being wi

  3. To all the family: I’m sure its a lonesome day up there with

    your mother passing and all. You think you would be ready when the day comes, but you’re not. Its always shocking and it leaves you with a sense of loneliness and an empty hole in your hea

  4. We are so sorry to hear about Stella’s dying…she was such a kind, generous woman…always thoughtful of others and she loved her family so. God Bless all of you…you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

    Pat Jackson

  5. SOPHISTICATION WILLOW BASKET SPRAY was sent by The storches.

    Your Mom was such a lovely lady.
    Family to family, we are so sorry for your loss.
    Reaching out in love,
    Sam, Robin, and Ariel

  6. Stella was such a wonderful lady…especially with the hardheaded sons who I have loved for so many years. I know she is going to be missed. God be with all of you as you deal with this loss. I love all of you and count each one of you as a special blessi

  7. Rex and Cecil, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I talked with RL a few minutes ago and he told me about her death. Please know that my heart and prayers are with you and your family. It is hard to lose a parent and something you never get complete

  8. Becky and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.

    My Prayers and condolences are with you all at this difficult time.

    God Bless.

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