George C. Whitfield

May 9, 2013 

Mr. George C. Whitfield, 72, of Snow Hill, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at his home on Tuesday May 7, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on February 5, 1941, to the late Mary Overby Whitfield and C.N. Whitfield.

George is survived by his daughter, Mary Esther Whitfield Sabados; granddaughter, Madison Grace Sabados; wife, Kaysie Brown Whitfield; stepson, Greg Orcutt and wife, Ali; stepdaughter, Amy Orcutt and fiancé, Jon Pickering; step grandchildren, Liam Orcutt and Katy Orcutt. He is also survived by his former wife, Mattie (Matt) Sugg Baker.

He was predeceased by his son, Alan Hardy Whitfield, in 1985.

George was employed by Teledyne Thermatics in Elm City, and later formed his own company, George Whitfield & Co., retiring in 2010.

In lieu of food and flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Caring House 2625 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; 3HC Hospice, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534; or the Duke Children’s Hospital, 512 S. Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date to be announced. Online condolences may be expressed at

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