Mrs. Casstevens was born July 7, 1933, in Surry County to Sara Louzena Whitaker and James Martin Whitaker of Surry County.
She is survived by her nine children, James Casstevens and wife Debbie of Boonville; Mary Casstevens Walker and husband Joe of Wilkesboro, Shirley Casstevens Stanley and husband Randy of Yadkinville, Dorothy Casstevens Hill and husband Freddy of Boonville, Chester Casstevens and wife Carolyn of Yadkinville, J. Allen Casstevens and wife Kathy of Boonville, Wanda Casstevens Edsel and husband Jim of Moravian Falls, Ricky Casstevens of Boonville, Tony Casstevens and wife Sendee of Jonesville; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bill Whitaker of Archdale, Samuel Whitaker of Thomasville, Jim Whitaker of Mount Airy, Phil Whitaker of Elkin; and four sisters, Dorothy Whitaker Speers of Mount Airy, Grace Whitaker Mills of Thomasville, Betty Whitaker Walker of Dobson, and Susie Whitaker Norman of Dobson.
Her funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2011, in the Gentry Family Chapel by Rev. Terry Coe. Burial will follow in the New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 1267, Yadkinville, NC 27055. The family wishes to thank Mountain Valley Hospice for the their love and care for Mrs. Casstevens.
Online condolences may be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com.