Winifred Theresa (Smith) Whonic died on 2 November 2015 after a brief illness. She was born on 14 December 1923, in Kobe, Japan. She is preceded in death by her mother Taugu (Yuge) Smith and father Joesph Mitchell Smith, sisters Ann and Margret Smith and brother Albert Smith, her husband Stanley H. Whonic, USAF retired, and her oldest son Stanley Mitchell Whonic, USAF retired. She moved to Dahlonega in 1999 following the death of husband and lived with her youngest son Edward Whonic before moving to Gold City Convalescent Home. She worked as a translator at the Embassy of Switzerland during and after World War II. After marrying her husband she came to United States in 1953 and spent her life her taking care of her family. Stan and Winnie traveled extensively while he was in the United States Air Force, finally settling in Jesup , Georgia. Winifred worked at Wayneline Manufacturing and at Georgia Narrow Fabrics in Jesup. After moving to Dahlonega, she volunteered at Helping Hands Ministry and attended Dahlonega Baptist Church. She was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women ‘s Auxiliary. She is survived by her adopted sister Katie Smith of San Francisco and her son and his family Edward Whonic of Dahlonega , Georgia, daughter-in law, Anne Whonic, grandchildren Lee and Kelly Whonic of Dahlonega, Georgia, Amanda Whonic of Augusta Georgia, Stanley R. Whonic of Colorado Springs, Colorado, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews on Guam. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women ‘s Auxiliary, 406 West 34 Street, 10th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64111, Phone 816-561-8655, email: [email protected]
Family will receive friends on Thursday November 5, 2015 from 6pm until 8pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Clifton family cemetery in Lyons, Georgia at 1pm on Saturday November 7, 2015.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com