Rev William Henry Whaley was born February 22, 1883, in Marion County, South Carolina, a son of Henry Jackson Whaley and Mary Frances Altman Whaley.
On August 6, 1916, Rev. W. H. Whaley was listed in the newspaper article “Among Church Workers.”
On August 6, 1916, Rev. W. H. Whaley was listed in the newspaper article “Leesville.”
On September 14, 1916, Rev. W. H. Whaley was listed in the newspaper article “Hundreds of Telegrams Addressed to Governor.”
On January 28, 1917, Rev. W. H. Whaley was listed in the newspaper article “Meet For Prohibition.’
On November 7, 1918, Rev. W. H. Whaley was listed in the newspaper article “Baptists Of The Fairfield Ass’n In Annual Meet.“
Death came to Rev. W. H. Whaley at his home in Georgetown early Monday morning. In spite of ill health which had kept Mr. Whaley from many of his accustomed activities during the past two years, he had preached on Sunday at Johnson’s Chapel, about eight miles from Georgetown and seemed in good spirits and usual health until after retiring Sunday night. Partially paralyzed by a slight stroke last July it is believed that Mr. Whaley’s death was due to a petitioner of the stroke.
Mr. Whaley was born in Marion County, SC., February 22, 1883. As a young man he character was developing toward a strong and manly spirit known to us in his last years. He attended the common schools and an academy at Hartsville. Later his theological training was continued at the Baptist Seminary at Louisville Kentucky.
Entering the ministry of the Southern Baptist Church, Mr. Whaley served churches in South Carolina as pastor for over twenty five years. After pastorates at Andrews, Blaney, Lexington, Newberry and Spartanbury he left the active pastorate and returned to Georgetown. Here he was engaged in supply work, always will to assist wherever his services were needed.
Mr. Whaley married Mrs. Mary Harrelson Bunch of Georgetown County who precded him in death. Of this union the following children survive; Mrs. James W. Cain, Spartanburg; Mrs. W. B. Woodhouse, Poplar Branch NC, Misses Grace Whaley and Julia Rose Whaley, William Whaley, Derieux Whaley, and Hamilton Whaley, all of Georgetown. About a year ago he married Miss Helen Lawrimore of Georgetown, who survives him. He leaves the following brothers and sisters C. E. Whaley of Fairbluff; D. E. Whaley of Florence; Mrs. W. H. Thompson and Mrs. H. B. Jones, Gresham.