Mildred Coggins Whetstine

Saturday, January 24, 1942 - Saturday, December 7, 2019

Loved Her Family and Her Lord

Photo of Mildred Coggins Whetstine  - 1942-2019

Weaverville- Mildred Lee Coggins Whetstine, age 77, peacefully entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

A native of Jackson County, Mildred was born January 24, 1942 to Britta Lee Bryson Coggins of Cullowhee and the late Luther Coggins. She had resided most of her life in Buncombe County and was a wonderful homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mildred’s strong faith was an important part of her life and she was a devoted member of Luther Pentecostal Church. Her family holds happy memories of Mildred watching her favorite television programs, especially fun game shows and Walker, Texas Ranger. Mildred cherished her family with all of her heart and soul and her precious memory will remain a part of each of them forever. We give thanks for the life of Mildred Coggins Whetstine.

In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her son, Michael Buchanan who passed away November 1, 2019.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her loving husband of 25 years, Franklin Whetstine; her children, Kenneth Buchanan and his wife, Debra of Candler, Steve Buchanan and his wife, Lynn of Clyde, and Karen Hall and her husband Robert of Weaverville; grandchildren, Chris, Suzanne, Deanna, Stephanie, Kyle, Cassie and her husband, Steven, and Sydney; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Verlon Coggins of Cullowhee, and Clifford Coggins and his wife Gay of Brevard; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. Pastor Betty Drake will be officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Sylva.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Whetstine family.

Condolences from family and friends

My deepest condolence for the family. She was a wonderful sweet lady. She was married to my Uncle Frank. R.I.P Aunt Mildred
Anne Adkins
Family you have my heartfelt sympathy during this season of your lives. Mildred had known my family most of her life. She and I had a great time aggravating one another. I had her nicknamed Hollywood. She and I shared many great memories through the years that I attended Luther with her and Frank. I pray that God will guide you and bring His peace in the coming weeks and months, and years. Remember these words: "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."
Dr. Neil Pressley
So very sorry for your loss, the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Randy,Jacky & Skylar
Randy Cochran
My Deepest Prayers go out to the Family of Mildred . She was a Great and Caring Lady. I Grew up Beside Mildred and her Family for a Great part of my Younger life. She and the other Mothers in the Neighborhood tried there best to keep Kenneth, Michael, Steve and Me Straight.as we run around the neighborhood . There were also a lot of other Kids in the Neighborhood that I don't have time to Mention . I have Known this Lady since I was 5 years old . Kenneth , Steve , Karen My Prayers are with you as you go through these next few Days . Its Really Just over a Month Since you lost your Brother Michael who was one of my Dearest Friends just like you Guys. May God Be With You All.
Gary Davis