CHARLESTON - Narvis Joseph Whitney, 37, died Aug. 28, 2007, at his home.
Born Aug. 10, 1979, in Charleston, son of the late Fred Johnson and Pearl Whitney, he was of the Baptist belief. He was a 1989 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sanarra Whitney of Charleston; 14 sisters, Bobbie Wiggins and Ida Walker of Charleston, Melissa Whitney of Essex, Ruby Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., Celestine Holman of Oxon, Md., Mary Tolbert and Gloria Johnson of Gary, Ind., Estella Johnson of Chicago, Maevella Vann of Harvey, Ill., Loraine Johnson, Roshal Jackson and Barbara Jackson of Cairo, Ill., Matilda Johnson of Montgomery, Ala., and Cathy Thacker of Winston Salem, N.C.; 10 brothers, Fred Whitney of Smyrna, Ga., Michael Whitney of Phoenix, Fred Johnson Jr. of Paducah, Ky., Marvin Johnson of Chicago, Lowell Johnson of Forrest City, Ark., Henry Johnson and Daryl Jackson of Cairo, Fredrick Jackson of Joliet, Ill., Corletius Jackson of Memphis, Tenn., and Larry Coleman of Carbondale, Ill.; and a special friend, Betty Patton of Parma.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by six siblings.
Visitation is from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the House of Prayer World Outreach Center, 216 North Elm in Charleston, with JoAnn McCauley, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.