Whitney Dawn DeVane
September 20, 1993  -  February 7, 2019

Whitney Dawn DeVane, a resident of Dothan, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 in a Birmingham hospital. She was 25.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 11, 2019 in Covenant United Methodist Church, 3610 West Main Street, Dothan with Reverend Kyle Gatlin officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, between Dothan and Headland. Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 9:00 until 11:00 A.M. Monday in the church sanctuary.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made a memorial fund c/o Ameris Bank, 3299 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36301.

Whitney was born September 20, 1993 in Dothan and attended preschool at First Presbyterian Church. She completed her entire school years at Providence Christian School where she played volleyball and was chosen as one of the Dothan Eagle Super 12 Volleyball players of the Wiregrass. She was an A/B honor roll student during her school years. After graduation from high school, she attended Troy University where she studied Media Marketing and Global Business. Whitney has been working in finance and banking with Ameris Bank in Dothan as a personal banker.

From the volleyball court to the pageant world, Whitney's pageant career began with Miss Houston County in 2011-2012. In 2012, the most unexpected thing happened when she was named Miss National Peanut Festival Queen. The memories made and the people she met during that year taught her so much. She lived everyday by the motto of ''make memories''. In 2013, she won Miss Alabama International and represented Alabama at the Miss International Pageant in Jacksonville, FL. In 2017, Whitney was asked to participate in Dancing with the Stars in Dothan.

Whitney not only was a pageant queen, she was a certified NRA Firearms Instructor, and loved everything outdoors. She was a very well-rounded young lady and lived life to the absolute fullest in her short twenty-five years. In 2018, Whitney was selected to participate in Leadership Dothan and she was sponsored by Ameris Bank. She attended Covenant United Methodist Church. Whitney was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jesse Leon DeVane and maternal uncle, Billy Wayne Towson, Jr.

Surviving relatives include her parents, Stan and Deborah Townson DeVane, Dothan; fiance', Tyler Jordan and his daughter, Collyns Jordan; paternal grandmother, Joy DeVane, Kinsey; paternal aunt, Pam and Tommy Merritt; maternal grandparents, Billy and Lynoitte Townson; maternal aunts, Sheila and Roger Eib and Sandy and Larry Gasser; her sister, Donna DeVane, brother, Stanley Reed DeVane; nephews, Rylee DeVane and Brantley DeVane; many beloved cousins.

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