April 16, 2010
COLUMBUS — Viola Whitfield, 54, died April 9, 2010, at her home. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at B.B. Chapel CME Church in Pickensville, Ala., with the Rev. William Miles officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be today from 3-6 p.m. at Carter’s Funeral Services. She was born Nov. 27, 1954, in Columbus to the late Johnny Whitfield and Eva Bell Whitfield. She was a member of the Usher Board of B.B. Chapel CME Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Johnny Whitfield Jr., Wollie Leon Frierson, Robert Earl Whitfield and David Whitfield, and sisters, Ethel Pearl Frierson and Annie Lou Frierson. Survivors include a sister, Laura Harris, of Columbus, and a brother, James Alexander Whitfield, of St. Louis. Pallbearers will be the deacons of B.B. Chapel CME Church.