Ilese Yount Whisenant, 92, of Pony St., Morganton, died Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Grace Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Whisenant was born January 4, 1918 in Lincoln County to the late Adolphus Solomon Yount and Essie Heavner Yount. She was a member of Mull’s Grove Baptist Church. Ilese worked at Morganton Full Fashion Hosiery Mill for a number of years, and then retired from Western Carolina Center. She enjoyed crocheting, word puzzles, and reading her Bible. Ilese was a very kind and compassionate person, and devoted to the love and care of her family and others.She is survived by daughters, Mary Ann Carswell and husband, Ted, and Faye Noles, all of Morganton; grandchildren, Teresa Massey and husband, Gary, David Noles, Sean Whisenant, and Brian Carswell, all of Morganton, and Michelle Johnson and husband, Darryl of Marion; great-grandchildren, Haven Massey, Jake Baker, Olivia Noles, Natalie Carswell, and Andrea Johnson; a sister-in-law, Alda Yount of Lincolnton; and a special friend, Elsie Crater of Statesville.In addition to her parents, Ilese was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Anderson Whisenant; a son, Charles Wayne Whisenant; brothers, Columbus, Ernest, Lee, and Charles Yount; a sister, Grace Burke; and a sister-in-law, Lois E. Whisenant.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Mull’s Grove Baptist Church with Brother Bud Jernigan and Rev. Allan Barlow officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:30 pm until 3:00 p.m. at the church. At other times, the family will be at Mrs. Whisenant’s residence. Memorial contributions may be made to Mull’s Grove Baptist Church, 5106 Burkemont Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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