Virginia Whitworth

Virginia Ruth Whitworth, 72 of Red Hill passed away Monday afternoon at her home.

Born March 15, 1945, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Rosie Hembree Chastain. She was the last surviving member of sixteen brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker, and a member of The Pointe Church of God. She was also very active Card Ministry sending thousands of cards over the past 35 years.

She is survived by her husband John L. “Johnny” Whitworth; two sons and dauhter-in-law, Buckey and Vickie Watkins, and Jessie Whitworth; five daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Watkins, Christine Brothers, Deborah and Randall Albertson, Jessica and Cliff Whitworth, and Joni and Brad Terry; thirteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2pm at The Pointe Church of God in Toccoa, with Rev. Jerry Chitwood, and Rev. Teddy King.  Committal with Rev. Dennis Rafala and interment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home, and will be placed in the church at 1pm Wednesday.  The family is at the home.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Tuesday evening at the Ginn Funeral  Home.  Flowers are welcome but those wishing to make memorials  please do so to the Smokey Mountain Children’s Home, 449 McCarn Circle Sevierville, TN 37862. Condolences may be left for the family at




  1. Joe and Bernice Paulo
    September 20, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Such a sweet lady who loved our Lord and emulated Him. She will be greatly missed however she is with Jesus and completely blessed. Prayers for Johnny and her family as they mourn her loss. May our Lord comfort them through this time…………

  2. Joe and Bernice Paulo
    September 20, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Such a special lady who will be greatly missed however she is with Him who she loved and emulated….. she will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family and husband as they mourn her loss. May our Lord be their comfort through this difficult time……..

  3. My heart is sad but happy I know you have made.Heaven even a brighter place rest in your father’s arms Precious Lady

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  5. So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. She will truly be missed by all. Love to the family.

    Linda Bellamy McGee and Children

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss! Virginia was an amazing woman. She was one of the sweetest and most thoughtful women I’ve ever known. May God wrap you all in his gentle embrace and guide you all through this difficult time in your lives. I’ll miss you Virginia, I love you. Heaven Gained an amazing Angel

  7. So very sorry for your loss. I have never know a time in my life I did not know this sweet lady. I will miss seeing her. I am lifting each of you in prayer.

  8. Lauren McIntyre Burton
    September 19, 2017 - 8:16 am

    What a sweet and loving woman. We were so blessed to have her influence our lives as young christians. Her legacy will live on in all those that she had touched over the years!
    Jason and Lauren Burton

  9. We are so sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with each of you!

    Kermit McGee and family

  10. Virginia lived a good life loving God and her family and others. I know how hard this is and how hard the next months will be. The prayers of family and friends will lift you up. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others when you need extra prayers.

  11. Tammy & Bobby McCroskey
    September 18, 2017 - 11:32 pm

    So sorry to hear about this! Prayers!

  12. Johnny and children – Although, I am saddened to hear of the passing of such a sweet and dear lady, I know she has received the reward she has longed for for such a long time. We will see her again one day. We are praying for you all and we love all of you! If we can do anything to help, please contact us. Love Tracy and Tim Dorsey, Rondall Chatham and Kendra Zappitella

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