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Ernest Whaley

September 19, 1950 — July 8, 2023

Cumberland, VA

Ernest "Ernie" Whaley, 72 of Cumberland, VA went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, July 8, 2023. Ernie was born to Gerald and Ada Whaley on September 19, 1950. He left behind his beloved wife, Margaret Shepherd Whaley of 33 years. His step children, Hayden Smith (Denise), Mechelle McKay (Charlie), and Chris Smith (Jessie). He is survived by his siblings, Gerald Whaley (Lynda Worsham), Diane Hendrick (Ralph), Karen Ridenour (Terry) in TN and Sharon Franklin (Allen) as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Ernie was a heavy equipment mechanic and had retired from Powhatan Schools bus shop. He was an active member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church and a good friend to many.

A memorial service will be held at Jones Chapel Baptist Church (The Rock Church) in Cumberland, VA. on Sunday August 6, 2023 at 2:00PM. Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.


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Sunday, August 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jones Chapel Baptist Church

947 Trents Mill Rd, Cumberland, VA 23040

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