Diane Price Whitfield

Published 4:33 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Funeral services were held at Saulters Moore Chapel on Monday, July 27, 2015, for Diane Price Whitfield who passed away July 22, at the Hope Center in Fayetteville, GA. Rev. Ben James officiated. Pallbearers were Joel Price, Paul Price, Vann Green, David Seward, Bill Whittington and Mike Evans. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Edwin Boleware, deacons of Prentiss Baptist Church and the Glad Hands Sunday school class of Prentiss Baptist Church.

Diane Seward Price Whitfield was born in Nashville, TN, on May 19, 1933, to James LeRoy Seward and Edna Mabel Abernathy Seward. She was the third in a family of five children – James, Charles, David, and Sandra.

Diane spent most of her childhood in Tullahoma, TN, graduating from Tullahoma High School in 1951. She received her nursing degree in 1954 from St. Thomas School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, becoming a registered nurse. She remained in Nashville living and working until relocating to Colorado. She then furthered her career at Rose Hospital, Denver, CO, until joining the Air Force where she became a flight nurse.

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She served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1958, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. While stationed at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, TX, she met Dr. Cassie William Price, DVM and they married in 1957.

At the conclusion of active duty service, they made their home in Prentiss, MS, on Rock Hill Estates. Diane continued working as an RN in Prentiss and then at the Price Veterinary Clinic. Together, Dr. and Mrs. Price raised three children, Joel, Paul and Jan.

Diane served in many fulfilling civic roles in Prentiss, including the Prentiss Baptist Church adult choir, youth summer choir and mission trips, and Sunday school officer. She was an active member and past president of the GFWC 20th Century Women’s Club in Prentiss for more than 50 years. Diane also volunteered at the annual Run for the Roses event. She enjoyed being outside at her home and was an excellent cook. She enjoyed traveling, cooking classes, and music and theatre events.

Diane was blessed to enjoy two wonderful marriages in her lifetime.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Cassie William Price, after 33 years of marriage. Diane was married to Dr. Daryle Ealey Whitfield for 19 years. Her parents and her oldest brother, James Seward, also preceded her in death.

Diane is survived by her three children, Joel Price of Huntsville, AL; Paul Price and wife Tanya, and son Reese of Missouri City, TX; and Jan Price Green and husband Colonel Vann Green of Peachtree City, GA; brothers, Charles Seward of Murfreesboro, TN, and David Seward of Tullahoma, TN; and sister, Sandra Campbell of Denver, CO.