Tonya Lynn Wilhite, 50, Elberton, died April 11 Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Phenix City, Ala. on Oct. 3, 1968, daughter of Nola Frances Woodall Wilhite (Summerville native) and the late Linton Herschel Wilhite, Jr. Tonya attended Elbert County High School and was an avid cat lover. As a result of having been diagnosed as a diabetic at the age of 8 and ultimately a double transplant recipient, she became disabled at an early age. Prior to that, she worked at Dairy Queen and as an administrative assistant at Dr. Campbell’s Dental Office. She enjoyed keeping up with her friends on social media and always had a warm smile for everyone.
Surviving are her mother, Nola; siblings: Jesse “Rip” and Patsy Keef, Tommy and Charlene Keef, Louise Cooper, Jana Purcell, and Karen Peecher; as well as numerous other relatives and friends in Summerville.
Funeral services celebrating her life were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Bruce officiating. Entombment will be in the Forest Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Pallbearers were Matt Keef, Dan Keef, Chris Keef, Jeff Tinsley, Tony Burnett, Tanner Moore, Cody Jarrell, and Jim Amburgey.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton was in charge of arrangements.