Savannah Pearl Whitford, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:23 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Evelyn’s House Hospice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. She was born April 26, 1922 in Dover, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mentie (Carney) Fitzhugh. She married Warden Henry Whitford on December 3, 1952 in Cornith, Mississippi and he passed away on July 7, 2010. She cherished her children and grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She enjoyed her days of cooking, sewing and had a love for flowers. She is survived by five daughters and their spouses, Linda Gail Dunaway of Dover, Tennessee, Gerline “Jean” Cottrell of Granite City, Sharon Kay and Bob Ferris of Farmington, Missouri, Karen Whitford of Granite City and Carol and Steve Jamboretz of Granite City; a son and his fiancé, Randy Whitford Sr. and Judy Garris of Granite City; former daughter-in-law, Carole Whitford; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Elroy Dunaway; two grandsons; one great grandson; sister, Ora Mae Bowers and five brothers, Wilton, Jim, Lawrence, Dean and Hebert Fitzhugh. In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Anglin Funeral Home, 402 Donelson Parkway in Dover, Tennessee on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 with Reverend Melvin Dunaway officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Dover. Memorials may be made to Evelyn’s House, 1000 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Local arrangements entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, TN.