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Elizabeth Whitaker Connor

Elizabeth Whitaker Connor

Elizabeth Whitaker Connor, 92, of Hendersonville, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at her home.

A native of Henderson County, she was born on May 18, 1921 to the late, Ben Whitaker and Maggie Lee Flynn Whitaker. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Averitt F. Connor; her brothers, Hubert and Jack Whitaker; and her sisters, Lois Tinsley and Dorothy Moody. She lived in Tennessee and Kentucky for 20 years, where her husband was pastor of several Baptist churches.

She has been a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville for many years. She was active with the Joy Singers of the Carolina Association and the Live Embers.

She is survived by her daughter, Glenda Corn and her husband, Ronald Corn of Mountain Home; her son, Ronald Connor and his wife Nancy of Kernersville; five grandchildren, Lisa Connor Beneker and her husband, Jeff, Rodney S. Connor and his wife, Dawn, Derron Connor and his wife Andie, Kyle Corn and his wife Cassie and Keisha Corn and eleven great-grandchildren, Emily, Anna, Noah, Sarah Kate, Shepherd and Christian Connor, Destiny, Spencer, Kyla, Levi and Gracie Corn.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with the Rev. Wally Shamburger officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, 315 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC 28739 or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.